John Clinton

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In just one week last March, 50 packages, some containing drugs, were either thrown into or conveyed by drones into Wheatfield Prison, a conference has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A technological solution to the issue of drones being used to smuggle contraband into Irish prisons will be tested shortly, Minister for Justice Charl(...)

Gangs control parts of some of the State’s jails and are continuing to deal drugs and order murders outside the prison system, a prison officers’ group has claimed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gangs control parts of some of the State’s jails and are continuing to deal drugs and order murders outside the prison system, the Prison Officers’ As(...)

Staffing levels and assaults on prison staff are other problem areas, according to the Prison Officers’ Association. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says it is crucial to avoid industrial action as the Prison Officers’ Association looks to restore its members(...)

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by prisoners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by pr(...)

The attack happened about 2am on Saturday morning when the car was petrol bombed outside the officer’s home in a housing estate in Tower near Blarney.

The Prison Officers Association has strongly condemned the petrol bombing of a prison officer’s car in Co Cork, the second time the officer’s car has (...)