Paschal Doyle

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 A Prison Service spokesman said there was no specific reason for the rise in deaths last year but said there has been  one death so far this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

There was a significant increase last year in the number of inmates dying in Irish prisons or while on temporary release. According to unreleased fig(...)

Keys held by a prison officer in Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mountjoy Prison was short staffed on the day a prisoner requiring transfer to hospital was left in his cell and later died, an inquest has heard. Pa(...)