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Ronan Browne protesting outside the front gates of Trinity College Dublin

A Dublin-based postgraduate student turned climate protester, Ronan Browne, will spend Christmas in jail after refusing to comply with bail conditions(...)

Increasing overcrowding in Irish prisons and the plight of the mentally ill in our jails are separate issues requiring different responses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Familiar themes emerged last week around Irish penal policy. Unresolved issues have not gone away and some of the problems that dogged the prison serv(...)

Dimitar Dichev (45) has been remanded in custody over a people-trafficking charge.

A Bulgarian man has been charged with two people-trafficking offences after two people were found hidden in a truck at Rosslare Port on Thursday eveni(...)

Since 2016, there has been a 56 per cent jump in the number of people imprisoned while awaiting trial or sentencing for “public order offences and other social code offences”. Photograph: David Sleator

Prison overcrowding is being driven by a massive increase in defendants being placed in pre-trial custody on minor charges, according to an internal P(...)

The prisoner had not been let out of the cell at Cloverhill Prison once and the door was opened only for the sole purpose of passing in food. File photograph: The Irish Times

A European committee investigating conditions in Irish prisons found a severely mentally ill inmate lying naked on the floor of his cell, with faeces (...)

Kevin Toland, who has stepped down as chief executive of Aryzta

Kevin Toland stepped down as chief executive of Aryzta on Thursday in a shake-up of management at the embattled baked goods company. Shareholders hav(...)

A number of members of staff and inmates at Midlands Prison are self-isolating after being exposed to a positive case .Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prison authorities are confident they have contained a Covid-19 outbreak in the country’s largest prison. Mass testing has been ongoing in the Midlan(...)

Aryzta has been struggling to halt a decline in earnings, particularly in the United States. File photograph: Reuters

US-based Flowers Foods and Hostess Brands, Japan’s Yamazaki Baking and Grupo Bimbo of Mexico have emerged as possible buyers for troubled Swiss-Irish (...)

Prisoners typically make alcohol in their cells by fermenting large amounts of sugary fruit obtained from the canteen or prison shop.

Irish prisoners, like much of the rest of the country, took to the drink in a big way during the coronavirus lockdown. Figures obtained through a Fre(...)

 Transaer House at Dublin Airport: Garda station custody facilities  “not yet operational”. It is “unknown” when the custody unit will open.  Photograph: Tom Honan

A dedicated immigration detention facility due to open at Dublin Airport in June 2019 is lying unused 14 months after its scheduled opening. The new (...)

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