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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C


This year
# Andrew Gearns
Prison staff knew Cork man was suffering 'delusions' prior to fatal suicide attempt
Report finds staff did carry out a significant number of checks on cell – more than what is required by Irish Prison Service procedures.
Last year
# sexual violence
Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.
All time
# Irish Prison Service
Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing
Boxers must be a 50-50 cotton-polyester mix and be washable at 40ºC.
# Irish Prison Service
Evidence to suggest tracking device was placed on private car of prison officer, report finds
The report was carried out by the Inspector of Prisons.
# kilmainham road
Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.
# Ranelagh
Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison
Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.
# last of the slammer wine
Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons
The largest amount seized was 266 pints in Castlerea Prison.
# inside mountjoy
'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
# inside mountjoy
'I'm the first face you see when you're sent to Mountjoy. Prisoners can be scared and vulnerable' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
# inside mountjoy
Life as a prison officer in Mountjoy: 'When something is about to happen, you just feel it in the air' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison last Friday.
# diversity
The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.
# Irish Prison Service
142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas
Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.
# Solitary Confinement
'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
A change in prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.
# Behind Bars
Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.
# high inside
'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
There are fears that these drugs
# Beaten
Dale Creighton killers attacked on their second day in Mountjoy
All five have since been moved to Portlaoise Prison.
# lgbt in prison
'They think you are a poof and they prey on you'
A new report documents the experiences of LGBT people in prison, an “invisible population”.
# gang culture
Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons
The Irish Prison Service is being blamed for the growth of criminal gangs in Irish jails.
# Dangerous
These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.
# Prisons
Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs
It comes after inmates formed a pyramid to help a prisoner get on the roof of Mountjoy prison earlier this month.
# prisoner complaints
Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors
Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,
# combat
New sniffer dogs for Irish jails as gang leaders continue to profit from drugs behind bars
More sniffer dogs and a confidential helpline are being introduced to target drugs in Irish jails.
# Tagging
Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced
The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.