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# ips - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

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.

# ips - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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.

# ips - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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.

# ips - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Man accused of murdering estranged wife Joanne Lee found dead in Mountjoy Prison

Joanne Lee’s body was found in a flat in Ranelagh.

# ips - Monday 2 April, 2018

Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons

The largest amount seized was 266 pints in Castlerea Prison.

# ips - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'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.

# ips - Friday 16 February, 2018

'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.

# ips - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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.

# ips - Sunday 11 February, 2018

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

# ips - Friday 22 December, 2017

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

# ips - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'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.

# ips - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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.

# ips - Sunday 14 May, 2017

# ips - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Dale Creighton killers attacked on their second day in Mountjoy

All five have since been moved to Portlaoise Prison.

# ips - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

'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”.

# ips - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

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.

# ips - Monday 6 July, 2015

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.

# ips - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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.

# ips - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

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,

# ips - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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.

# ips - Friday 13 April, 2012

Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced

The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.