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In 2019, the number committed to prison increased by 10.7 per cent, to 8,939, including 6,276 men and 894 women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The increase in the number of people committed to prison has surged to a 10-year high necessitating the earlier release of some prisoners and an audit(...)

Prison authorities hope the transfers will significantly dilute the influence of Kinahan associates in Mountjoy.

Several Mountjoy inmates connected to the Kinahan organised crime group have been dispersed throughout the prison system to prevent them stirring up d(...)

Aryzta CEO Kevin Toland and chairman Gary McGann persuaded shareholders to back a 2018 rescue fundraise. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Spanish activist investor Cobas Asset Management, the largest shareholder in Swiss-Irish baked goods group Aryzta, is back. And this time it’s got com(...)

A prison service van arriving at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice carrying Ronan Hughes to a hearing earlier this month after he  was arrested on foot of a European Arrest Warrant. Photograph:  Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

The High Court has heard that a Monaghan man is alleged to be “the ringleader” and “chief organiser” of an organised criminal group who trafficked 39 (...)

The Irish Prison Service has said it is trying to accommodate inmates with symptoms in rooms with in-cell showers but that this is not possible in every case.File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some prisoners awaiting tests for coronavirus are being kept in 24-hour lock-up with no access to showers as prison authorities try to prevent an outb(...)

The Chief Justice  said the nine members of the Supreme Court were concerned about holding physical hearings in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Collins Courts

“I won’t stand a chance in prison. If I get coronavirus I’ll last two or three days at most,” the man told Judge Anthony Halpin. The court heard the(...)

The number of prisoners on temporary release has almost doubled, close to 600, since the coronavirus crisis began File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of prisoners on temporary release has almost doubled, close to 600, since the coronavirus crisis began. The Irish Times understands while t(...)

The majority of the State’s most vulnerable prisoners will remain in custody due to the nature of their offending. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Prison Service cannot release scores of elderly convicted paedophiles from jail, even though many have underlying health conditions and are (...)

There are only four jury trials ongoing in the State, all of which started before the coronavirus outbreak became a crisis. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The changes to the criminal courts system amid the coronavirus crisis are difficult to spot at first. Aside from the hand-sanitiser dispensers and wa(...)

Augustine Gus O’Connor, husband of the deceased, Patricia O’Connor. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man whose wife’s dismembered remains were found scattered in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains has pleaded guilty to reporting her as a missing perso(...)

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