A total of 22 prisoners have contracted the virus to date

The Irish Prison Service has requested the country’s 3,800 prisoners be among the priority groups to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Prison staff are exp(...)

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

The Dóchas Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Prison Service is struggling to find beds for female inmates amid a large rise in the number of women being sent to prison. The number of w(...)

A prison officer in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of prisoners admitted to an early release programme which has a 90 per cent success rate in preventing reoffending has been cut by half in (...)