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Rebecca Ellis, with a photograph of her brother Alan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ Irish Times

When Alan Ellis appeared in court in last October to plead guilty to his latest offence he was surrounded by a phalanx of prison guards in full riot g(...)

A cell in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in   the Midlands Prison,  Portlaoise. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Alan Ellis, who has been in almost continuous solitary confinement for the last four years, is to be the first occupant of a new specialist unit for t(...)

Imre Arakas’s presence in Ireland came about after the Kinahan gang decided to start employing professional killers in their war against the Hutch family.

Imre Arakas, the 60-year-old Estonian jailed yesterday for planning an assassination on behalf of the Kinahan crime gang, has had many titles over the(...)

Gardaí examine a van with bullet holes in the windscreen and side window pictured this morning at the scene of the fatal shooting of a man in Glen Easton Park, Leixlip, Co. Kildare last night..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The murder of Clive Staunton in a gun attack outside his home this week marked the end of a near year-long lull in the Kinahan-Hutch feud. Staunton ((...)

The visiting box in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. The unit is due to open to prisioners next week Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Four prisoners with records of extreme violence and who are currently being moved around jails surrounded by riot shield barriers are being sent to a (...)

Owen Killian  with the RDS Gold Medal which was awarded by the resident of the RDS in October, 2014 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Call it a bad karma but the moment former Aryzta boss Owen Killian received the RDS Gold Medal for Industry, the State’s top business award, things be(...)

The new beds at the Central Mental Hospital have been designated for those sent to the hospital from other psychiatric facilities rather than the prison system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A newly refurbished ward in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) will not be available for patients from the prison system despite 22 severely ill inmate(...)

A sketch by d Alberto Giacometti sold for €650 at Victor Mee’s auction house.

Among the stuffed animals, leather Chesterfields and vintage metallic adverts, a rural Cavan auction house recently had at least two art works by lumi(...)

Cloverhill and Wheatfield prisons, Clondalkin, Dublin. The Minister for Justice says prison governors must by law accept all prisoners into their custody who have been committed by the courts. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Dozens of prisoners were forced to sleep on mattresses on the floor of Cloverhill Prison earlier this year because of increases in committals by the c(...)

The proposed site for the prison-themed cafe is located near Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is seeking to open a “prison-themed” cafe in Dublin city centre which will employ ex-offenders. As part of the Departm(...)

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