Mary Cooney (right) in her damp home with  neighbour Michelle Morrissey, at Tor an Rí, in Balgaddy, Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A year-and-a-half after a damning European ruling on the state of local authority housing in Ireland, a group of communities has said no progress has (...)

Attendees at the rally called on the Government to improve pay and conditions for members of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Government must address the crisis in the Defence Forces which has now reached the point where its effectiveness is so broken that it can no longe(...)

Gary Cunningham: “In prison, it’s the tiniest things that make a difference.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gary Cunningham vividly remembers the first time, at the age of 33, he had to defecate in front of another man. “My first time doubled up with someon(...)

Last year saw a total of 15,099 committals  to Ireland’s 14 prison facilities,  a 12.2 per cent drop on the 17,206 figure from 2015, according to a report by the Irish Prison Service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Increasingly fewer people are being sent to jail for not paying fines as legislation designed to cut back the numbers takes hold. According to the Ir(...)

The Circle at St Patrick’s Institution, North Circular Road, Dublin.

For years there have been demands for St Patrick’s Institution to close its doors. Drawing heavy criticism both domestically and abroad, its decommiss(...)

Prisoners on D1 wing also had to eat their meals in the cell which was akin to eating in ‘a not very nice toilet’.

The first of several test cases to decide if the State is liable for damages to more than 800 prisoners over “slopping out” has opened at the High Cou(...)

Helen Stokes and Chardonnay McDonagh at St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Travellers’ human rights are being violated by the Irish Government’s failure to provide enough accommodation and to maintain many sites at an accepta(...)

An Afghan migrant who wished to remain unidentified waiting to try to cross the border into Hungary from Serbia, early in July 2015. Walli Ullah Safi, who is now officially an asylum seeker in Ireland, was remanded in Cloverhill Prison after he was discovered on the side of a motorway here in July. File photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

The 21-year-old Afghan man who was attacked and injured in Cloverhill Prison has been granted bail after appearing before Naas District Court on Thurs(...)