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September 8th, 2022

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee visits new Limerick Prison expansion and announces publication of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report for 2021

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee visits new Limerick Prison expansion and announces publication of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report for 2021

90 new prison spaces and dedicated female prison with 22 new spaces to be completed by end of the year IPS annual... Read more


August 26th, 2022

50th Anniversary of Loughan House Open Centre

50th Anniversary of Loughan House Open Centre

Minister of State, James Browne TD, attends the 50th Anniversary of Loughan House Open Centre

On Friday, 26th August 2022, the... Read more


July 25th, 2022

Cork Prison’s Annual Children’s Summer Sports and Activity Camp.

On Friday 22nd July 2022, Cork Prison saw the return of the annual multi justice agency children’s summer sports and activity camp.   A total of over 40 boys and girls were... Read more


July 20th, 2022

Irish Prison Service collaboration with the Irish Dogs for the Disabled

The Irish Prison Service welcomed Cork based charity, Irish Dogs for the Disabled back to Shelton Abbey for its open day. The charity provides assistance dogs free of charge to... Read more


July 15th, 2022

Minister McEntee Launches the 2022 Recruit Prison Officer campaign

Press Release

Minister McEntee Launches the 2022 campaign for the position of Recruit Prison Officer in the Irish Prison Service

15th July 2022 The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee... Read more


July 8th, 2022

Review of Prison Visiting Committees

HAVE YOUR SAY

We carry out public consultations because it is important that we hear from the general public. These opinions and ideas are considered as part of the work... Read more


July 7th, 2022

OPEN COMPETITION FOR HEAD OF PROCUREMENT (PRINCIPAL OFFICER LEVEL) IN THE IRISH PRISON SERVICE

OPEN COMPETITION FOR HEAD OF PROCUREMENT (PRINCIPAL OFFICER LEVEL) IN THE IRISH PRISON SERVICE

  The Irish Prison Service is an executive agency of the Department of Justice and... Read more


July 5th, 2022

First Ever Social Enterprise Showcase Event In Irish Prisons

Social Enterprise Expo

The Progression Unit in Mountjoy Prison was host to the first ever Social Enterprise Showcase Event which took place on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022. This important... Read more


June 16th, 2022

Happy to Chat Bench

Happy to Chat Bench

At the launch of the bench Mr Gerry Browne from Portlaoise Tidy Towns, Chief Officer Work Training Joyce Clarke, Assistant Governor Raphael O’Keeffe and Cllr.... Read more


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