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 Mountjoy Prison: there have been several significant outbreaks among prisons, including one in Mountjoy which affected 36 inmates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Inmates in the country’s 14 jails are being vaccinated against Covid-19 on a “prison-by-prison” basis instead of by age group, following criticism of (...)

There were delays of about an hour at many prisons as staff queued to be admitted to work when security arrangements were slowed, with longer delays reported at the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise (pictured). File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prison officers have been told by their union to withdraw their “goodwill” in an action designed to force clarity from the justice and health authori(...)

AGSI called for a risk assessment. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has asked the Minister for Justice to clarify if people in prison will be vaccinated before g(...)

There have now been Covid-19 cases in prisoners in four facilities around the country. File photograph: Collins Dublin

An inmate in Limerick Prison has tested positive for Covid-19. The prisoner has been isolated and all 200 of the jail’s inmates are to be tested as a(...)

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(...)

At the time, prison staff and the Prison Officers Association expressed concerns about how the event might impact efforts to keep the prison system free of Covid-19. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has appointed an outside agency to investigate a prison governor’s retirement gathering which took place near the heigh(...)

The Kingsley Hotel in  Cork, part of the Fota Island Collection

A dispute concerning ownership of the Fota Island Resort in Co Cork and the Kingsley Hotel in Cork city has come before the High Court. The action i(...)

The Dacia Logan is not, normally, a car with very much to recommend it. Still, it has one major thing going for it, and that’s practicality

It has always seemed odd to me that the peak car-buying season in Ireland coincides so neatly with the peak season of post-Christmas abstinence. While(...)

Ford’s latest Focus was supposed to have been a big re-invention of the Blue Oval’s iconic family five-door, but sadly, when it appeared, it was simpl(...)

Another impressive new model from Mazda, and this time the Japanese firm wants to take a slice out of the Nissan Qashqai’s pie. The CX-30, you could p(...)

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