Some of the Arbour Hill inmates are in their 70s and 80s and many have underlying conditions which may make them more vulnerable to the virus.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 10 per cent of the population of Arbour Hill prison has tested positive for Covid-19, the largest single outbreak in the prison system since the(...)

Prison inspections are set to become a deeper and more forensic exercise in the Republic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/File

A more “robust and ambitious” system of prison inspections for the Republic is about to start but the power to investigate how prisons are being manag(...)

In her annual report for 2018, the Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, identified a number of serious problems in the country’s 13 prisons.

The Irish Prison Service is using a “high risk” system to keep rival gang members separated, according to a report by the Inspector of Prisons. In he(...)

On Friday, in Mountjoy main prison, 227 prisoners were on a protection regime, meaning they are locked up for at least 19 hours a day. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over half of the prisoners in the country’s biggest prison, Mountjoy, are currently in protection regimes for their own safety due to gang violence. (...)

Graham Johnson (42) suffered fatal chest and throat injuries in an attack at Cork Prison. Photograph: Provision

Cork Prison is facing two separate legal actions relating to the murder of an inmate in the prison kitchen by a man with a history of knife violence. (...)