Since 2016, there has been a 56 per cent jump in the number of people imprisoned while awaiting trial or sentencing for “public order offences and other social code offences”. Photograph: David Sleator

Prison overcrowding is being driven by a massive increase in defendants being placed in pre-trial custody on minor charges, according to an internal P(...)

File photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equality legislation must be amended to prevent employers, landlords and other services from discriminating against people because of previous crimina(...)

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(...)

Penal reform advocates have said the death of a terminally ill prisoner who died after repeatedly trying to access emergency medical attention could a(...)

 Transaer House at Dublin Airport: Garda station custody facilities  “not yet operational”. It is “unknown” when the custody unit will open.  Photograph: Tom Honan

A dedicated immigration detention facility due to open at Dublin Airport in June 2019 is lying unused 14 months after its scheduled opening. The new (...)

The Irish Prison Service has said it is trying to accommodate inmates with symptoms in rooms with in-cell showers but that this is not possible in every case.File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some prisoners awaiting tests for coronavirus are being kept in 24-hour lock-up with no access to showers as prison authorities try to prevent an outb(...)

The Irish Prison Service cannot release scores of elderly convicted paedophiles from jail, even though many have underlying health conditions and are (...)

Cocaine seized by the Garda following a search in 2019.

Serious drug dealers and drug mules are almost twice as likely to receive a prison sentence as they were a decade ago. They are also about twice as l(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Disabled prisoners are often left isolated in their cells due to a lack of supports, with one prisoner unable to leave his cell because a walking stic(...)

The rising prisoner population in Ireland could “undermine” the progress of penal reform, a new report has found. The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT(...)

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