Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Foreign nationals and people from non-white ethnic backgrounds are receiving significantly longer prison sentences than their white Irish peers for s(...)

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has described the practice of housing those refused entry to the State in prisons as ‘wholly unacceptable’. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 80 foreign nationals were detained for immigration offences in Irish prisons last year, according to data from the Irish Prison Service (IP(...)

In many different spheres, positive changes that had been debated for years and even dismissed as unworkable were introduced virtually overnight durin(...)

The report into prison life found a ‘fairly disheartening picture’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many aspects of prison life, including overcrowding, mental health and time locked up in cells, have worsened in recent years, exacerbated by the fail(...)

Ireland is one of the most successful countries in the world at rolling out the Covid-19 vaccination in prisons, according to new international resear(...)

The Government has been repeatedly criticised for housing foreign nationals who are refused entry in Irish prisons. Photograph: Getty Images

A new block at Cloverhill remand prison is to be used to accommodate people refused entry into Ireland while they await a return flight to their count(...)

Prison costs: Irish judges are, for the first time, to have reference to a range of sentencing guidelines for particular offences. Photograph: Getty

The financial cost of sending people to prison, and those of other punishments such as community service, are to be considered as part of the preparat(...)

The Irish Prison Service has adopted practices in response to Covid-19 including restrictions on family contact, quarantine, isolation and restrictions on access to exercise and activities.

Irish prisons are using solitary confinement to help prevent Covid-19 transmission and those serving sentences are not getting “sufficient meaningful (...)

The annual report for the Irish Prison Service for 2020 showed that the overall average daily number of prisoners in custody during the year was 3,824. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The average daily number of prisoners in custody in Irish prisons in 2020 decreased by 3.7 per cent on 2019, according to new figures from the Irish P(...)

‘Effectively, there have been no in-person visits from children since March 2020,’ said a spokeswoman for the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

The lack of “in-person” visits between thousands of children and their parents in prison for over a year due to Covid-19 restrictions could damage the(...)

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