Thornton Hall

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The entrance to the Thornton Hall site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost a decade and a half after the State bought the vast Thornton Hall site in north Co Dublin, it lies idle. But with the housing and homelessness(...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

The Thornton Hall site in North Dublin, which was purchased in 2005. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €660,000 has been spent in the last four years on maintenance at the Thornton Hall site in North Dublin, which was bought 12 years ago to ho(...)

When the Irish Prison Service in 2005 brought in new rules to cut overtime hours in prisons, it expected annual savings of €32 million could be secure(...)

Two political scientists identified 421 clear, testable pledges made by the two Coalition parties, with 235 from Fine Gael and 186 from Labour. Labour managed to fully or partially fulfil 62 per cent of pledges while Fine Gael implemented 60 per cent of its pledges. File photograph: Getty Images

A detailed analysis of the pledges made by Fine Gael and Labour before the last election shows the two parties partially or fully implemented more tha(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection overpaid €1.5 million a week in illness benefit last year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has foun(...)

The  Thornton Hall prison site in north county Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Thornton Hall prison site in north Dublin is worth €48 million less than its current valuation in Prison Service accounts, the report of the Compt(...)