Prison management is confident it has contained the outbreak  at the Midlands Prison. Photograph: Collins Dublin

More than 40 prison officers and staff from the Midlands Prison are self-isolating amid a Covid-19 outbreak at the facility. About 30 officers are is(...)

Works by people in prison in Ireland, from the Open Minds exhibition at Rua Red, Tallaght 2019. Photograph: Eugene Lanagan

What is it like to visit a prison? Visitors to the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise check in to a bright building, where a children’s play area occupies (...)

Tom Humphries: the former sports journalist exchanged at least 16,000 text messages with his victim, as part of the grooming process, before sexually abusing her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The former Irish Times sports journalist Tom Humphries, who has been jailed for 2½ years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl, left his vi(...)