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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
# In Demand
# In Demand

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

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 21,169 Views 11 Comments

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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

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

Oct 27th 2018, 4:22 PM 12,628 Views 51 Comments

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
# Tagged
# Tagged

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

Apr 4th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,770 Views 22 Comments

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
# Blades
# Blades

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

Aug 17th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,949 Views 9 Comments

Last year alone, 435 weapons were recovered from inmates.

# irish-prisons - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
# High Inside
# High Inside

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons

May 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,262 Views 19 Comments

There are fears that these drugs

# irish-prisons - Sunday 30 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 30th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,400 Views 17 Comments

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
# Want To Break Free
# Want To Break Free

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

May 4th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,950 Views 18 Comments

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
# Prison Life
# Prison Life

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

Feb 17th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,244 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Nov 17th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,613 Views 25 Comments

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
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

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

Sep 10th 2014, 11:16 PM 2,914 Views 4 Comments

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
# Early Release
# Early Release

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

May 2nd 2012, 9:31 AM 1,843 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Prisons
# Prisons

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

Apr 27th 2012, 7:47 AM 4,517 Views 39 Comments

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
# Prison Deaths
# Prison Deaths

Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation

Apr 20th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,433 Views 5 Comments

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
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

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

Aug 25th 2011, 3:47 PM 978 Views 13 Comments

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

# irish-prisons - Monday 6 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,288 Views 3 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 30th 2011, 8:03 PM 607 Views 0 Comments

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
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

May 30th 2011, 7:22 PM 531 Views 0 Comments

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
Live Apr 12th 2011, 6:20 PM

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