Management also wants co-operation with enhanced staff-searching procedures of everyone entering prisons. Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish Prison Service is seeking a review of meal times for prisoners as well as new arrangements for recruitment as part of proposed revised work (...)

A file photograph from 1998 of Frank McCann, who is serving two concurrent life terms.

A sister-in-law of convicted murderer Frank McCann has described how he attempted to “dupe” the family and others around him afer he killed his wife 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(...)

In March, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) balloted 96 per cent in favour of taking industrial action, up to and including all-out strikes.  File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times One of the men, a chief officer, claimed in his action he was denied fair procedures when he was accused of bullying by a junior officer. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three prison officers have lost their separate High Court challenges related to internal transfers and bullying allegations within the Irish Prison Se(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus in Malheney,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fifth of young people in custody are members of the Traveller community, double the proportion in adult prisons, new figures show. Oberstown Childr(...)

Conditions in some of the State’s jails being are being condemned as a breach of basic human rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of men and women are being forced to sleep on prison floors every month in Ireland with the “entirely unacceptable” conditions in some of the(...)

As director general of the Irish Prison Service, Michael Donnellan embarked on a programme of change underpinned by a more progressive ethos than that which prevailed at the time. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The retirement of Michael Donnellan from his post as director general of the Irish Prison Service has passed largely unnoticed. But his contribution t(...)

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(...)

In-cell phones are being piloted in the Independent Living Skills Unit in Wheatfield Prison in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Prison Service should consider providing life-sentence inmates with telephones in their cells to prevent them becoming institutionalised, an(...)

The report argues that the separation of a prisoner from others should not be permitted for reasons of punishment, but only for reasons of safety.

The Irish Prison Service should move to abolish the practice of placing prisoners in solitary confinement and set the minimum out-of-cell time at eigh(...)

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