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# Irish Prison Service

Last month
April 2024
Funding secured to provide space for up to 670 additional prisoners
This year
Investigations underway into death of prisoner at Mountjoy Prison
GSOC finds 'no misconduct' by gardaí in case of man who died in court holding cell
Last year
‘Children don’t deserve this’: Visiting an imprisoned parent is ‘traumatising’
‘A long way from normal’: Families say visits to prison still restricted post-pandemic
Some children only get to see their parent in-person once a month and experts are concerned that video calls are replacing visits.
Investigation by Noteworthy finds the number of children visiting prison is 75% of what it was in 2019
Less than a third of prisoners received in-person visits on weeks where data was provided in 2023
Mother-of-two: “I want my kids to know who their father is”
CCTV captured alleged assault of a prisoner by prison officer
More prisoners on temporary release in attempt to tackle Irish Prison Service overcrowding
Multiple prison staff investigated for allegedly using company fuel cards to top up their own cars
Mountjoy's female prisoners without specialised rape counselling since last August
Prison officer stabbed in face during attempted escape by inmate from Mountjoy
Minister says policy on transgender prisoners 'will be informed by best international practice'
Irish Penal Reform Trust express 'grave concern' as bed capacity reaches 100% across prison estate
Prison staff knew Cork man was suffering 'delusions' prior to fatal suicide attempt
All time
Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
Mountjoy inmate who was injured after attack by group of prisoners has died
Garda appeal in prison van ramming incident as gang flees in Northern-registered vehicle
Man accused of murdering his wife and children found dead in prison
Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19
Prison watchdog: Cork inmates afraid to talk to inspectors for fear of reprisal by authorities
Prison service facing 'unprecedented challenge' as it manages three Covid-19 outbreaks
Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins
Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining
HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
Woman becomes first confirmed Covid-19 case in Irish prison system
Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons
Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
Prison visits to resume across two phases
Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019
'Everyone had to play their part': How Ireland kept Covid-19 out of its prisons
Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons
Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
Coronavirus: Talks underway to reduce number of people in prison in a 'controlled manner'
Irish Prison Service set to spend €1.3 million on inmate clothing
'They don’t even have the capacity to keep everyone in single cells': Concerns over potential Covid-19 spread in prisons
Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
Investigation launched after prisoner escapes custody while attending University Hospital Limerick
Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge