The man was found ill in his cell at the Midlands prison in Portlaoise. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

An inmate told prison staff he could not handle prison anymore shortly before he died from an apparent overdose. The 45-year-old man died in March 20(...)

A prisoner at Mountjoy Prison who was on a special observation regime after 11 suicide attempts or self-harm incidents had not been checked for nearly(...)

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(...)

The Circle at St Patrick’s Institution North Circular Road. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The country’s largest institution for young offenders, St Patrick’s in Dublin, is to be shut down amid concerns for inmates’ safety, Minister for Jus(...)