Because the volunteers at Mountjoy  are prisoners themselves, they have a much better chance than staff of getting through to the men they are doing time alongside

“Our regime has been changed quite dramatically,” says “Ronny”, one of 677 prisoners in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison of life in jail during the Covid-19 l(...)

From left to right: Eddie Mullins, governor of Mountjoy and Nikki Gallagher, director of communications and secretariat at Solas with the Solas Workplace Choir and the Mountjoy Prison Inhouse Voices at the album’s launch. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Inmates at Mountjoy Prison are bringing out a Christmas album called “Jingle Jangle”. The 10-track recording – which includes Jingle Bells, Deck the (...)

Aonghus McCarthy pleaded guilty to unlawful  possession of cocaine worth €26. File photograph: Collins

A solicitor caught with cocaine in his wallet during a professional visit to Mountjoy Prison has been granted a strike out after he donated €1,250 to (...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

The diverse voices from John Quinn’s radio programmes now speak to us from the printed page; each describes a special place. Childhood experiences lea(...)

Half of those held in 22- or 23-hour lock-up on January 1st, 2016 were inmates in Mountjoy Prison.  Photograph: David Sleator

More than 50 inmates in the Irish prison system were being held in solitary confinement for 22 hours a day earlier this year, with nine spending more(...)

Jonathan Grimes pictured leaving the Four Courts  after his Civil Court action for damages was dismissed. Photograph: Courts Collins

A 28-year-old Dublin man who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad during an incident at Mountjoy Prison has lost a €38,000 damages claim in the Ci(...)

Katherine Boyle of Donagher’s Lane Prosperous, Naas, Co Kildare, outside  the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

A teacher found to have a mobile telephone in her bra strap when going through a security check at the Mountjoy Prison complex has lost her high Court(...)

The Irish Prison Service is investigating how a man managed to gain access to the roof area of a building in the Mountjoy Prison Campus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A prisoner in Mountjoy Prison was stranded on a roof of the prison campus for nearly seven hours on Tuesday after climbing up the building to retrieve(...)

Anti-water meter protesters ‘escort’ meter installation workers in convoy from Rialto, Dublin on February 23rd, 2014. A hunger strike by anti-water charges protesters jailed for refusing to give an undertaking to stay 20 metres away from water meter installations appears to have been abandoned.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A threatened hunger strike by anti-water charges protesters jailed for breaching a court injunction appears to have been abandoned. The three m(...)

File photograph of Mountjoy Prison. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Two prisoners used a makeshift knife to take another inmate hostage in a cell at Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison yesterday. The incident took p(...)