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Bryan Cranston, right, and Aaron Paul in a scene from Netflix series Breaking Bad.

A man has denied a charge he sent drugs into Castlerea prison in the heels of a pair of runners in a postal package that also contained a Breaking Bad(...)

Two me have appeared in court charged with conveying drugs into Castlerea Prison. John Kennedy, Castleburn, Ballymote Co Sligo is charged with unlaw(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

Volunteers Deborah Rodden, Christine Murphy, Sandra Taylor, Emer Curran and Damien Fagan at the food bank in Boyle. Photograph: Brian Farrell

November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will find food-related content in all of our sections, plus reader events, competitions and l(...)

Mark Nash is taken from the Bridewell Court after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the deaths of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mark Nash has opened an appeal against his conviction for killing two women in Dublin 20 years ago. Nash was found guilty in 2015 of the “cold case”(...)

Traveller activist Thomas McCann:  “Unless we address the wider societal and institutional issues, it is going to get worse for Travellers.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Travellers make up 0.6 per cent of the population yet account for 10 per cent of the male prisoner population and 22 per cent of the female prison pop(...)

Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum: Staff at Portlaoise prison have expressed concern prisoners in “dire” need of the CMH have been left on a waiting list so long.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bed capacity at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) has reached a “critical” level with many patients being left on waiting lists for long periods of ti(...)

There is very limited access for children who have parents in prison,  with “screened” visits and six-minute  a day  phone calls

Children with a parent in prison are particularly vulnerable, and yet very little is known about them in the State, a conference in Dublin heard on We(...)

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