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The Inspector said she shares the view that “confinement causes psychological harm to people in prison regardless of reasoning for its imposition.”

Irish Prison management has rejected recommendations from the Inspector of Prisons that quarantining inmates be granted at least one hour a day in the(...)

The weekly Covid-19 outbreaks do not include figures on the number of outbreaks affecting Garda stations or other named State bodies or agencies. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Covid-19 outbreak at Portlaoise Garda Síochána contributed to an unusual number of case adjournments at Laois District Court last week. Several ca(...)

Gardaí searching Rahin Woods in Co Kildare in September 2016, a day after the body of murder victim Philip Finnegan was discovered there. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Five metres from the grave, the metal detector pinged. The Garda divisional search team dug down into the woodland soil to investigate, hoping they wo(...)

The 14-day Covid-incidence rate nationally is 1,305.1 cases per 100,000 people. Photograph: iStock

A district in North Waterford has recorded the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State for the second week in a row. The Portlaw-Kilmacthomas local ele(...)

 Angela Finnegan, mother of murder victim Philip Finnega, said : ‘ I was trying to cleanse Philly’s body of your evil vermin hands. No mother should have to do that.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

The mother of a man who was missing for three weeks before his decapitated remains were found in a shallow grave has said that it was “not right” for (...)

Mountjoy Prison: Malcom Pitt’s and John O’Brien’s applications were excluded from the ‘slop out’ compensation scheme on the grounds their claims were statute-barred.  Photograph: David Sleator

Two men who claim they were forced to “slop out” when serving sentences at Irish prisons have brought High Court challenges over their exclusion from (...)

Daragh Lee (19) was a Shamrock Rovers fan who was at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night. Photograph: Daragh Lee’s father/Twitter

A teenager who died after being struck by a van in Co Laois on Saturday night has been named locally as Daragh Lee. Daragh Lee (19) was a Shamrock Rov(...)

The report found there was just one property available to rent for a single person within HAP limits. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

An “unprecedented” contraction in the supply of rental accommodation since the lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions in April has led to a 79 per cent(...)

Graham Hynes is a former inmate at Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A former inmate at Midlands Prison, Portlaoise, who fell on a stairwell in the prison seven years ago has lost a €60,000 personal injuries claim in th(...)

While the majority of Ireland’s towns have been cleaned up over the past 12 months, litter in the main cities has worsened. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Litter in Ireland’s cities has worsened to levels “not seen in 10 years”, a new survey has found. The first post-lockdown survey by Irish Business Ag(...)

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