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#Irish Prisons

# irish-prisons - Monday 30 March, 2020

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

# irish-prisons - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds

A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.

# irish-prisons - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000

A total of €116,000 was spent on the system last year.

# irish-prisons - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years

Last year alone, 435 weapons were recovered from inmates.

# irish-prisons - Sunday 14 May, 2017

# irish-prisons - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months

The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.

# irish-prisons - Monday 4 May, 2015

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.

# irish-prisons - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope

The training and continuous development of prison staff is one aspect that will be reviewed in a major new audit.

# irish-prisons - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

# irish-prisons - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

# irish-prisons - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.

# irish-prisons - Friday 27 April, 2012

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.

# irish-prisons - Friday 20 April, 2012

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation

The inspector of prisons will investigate the death of every person in the custody of the Irish Prison Service.

# irish-prisons - Thursday 25 August, 2011

39 per cent increase in people sent to prison for not paying fines

In numbers: The Irish Prison Service 2010 review shows an increase of 11.4pc in the numbers sent to prison last year overall, with over a third more people going to prison for not paying court-ordered fines.

# irish-prisons - Monday 8 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# irish-prisons - Monday 6 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

# irish-prisons - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s news, including: Zuma arrives in Libya for mediation; Prison Inspector criticises investigations into prisoner deaths; and what really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence…

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.

# irish-prisons - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC

The Irish Human Rights Commission has presented a report to the UN Committee Against Torture condemning Ireland’s penal policy and detention conditions.