Important Notice - Suspension of All Family Visits (Professional visits remain unaffected):

  • The Irish Prison Service has announced that all physical visit to prison will cease with effect from close of business Friday 27th March 2020.
  • All future visits from prisons will be conducted using video calls.
  • Any physical family visits that have been booked to take place on or after Saturday 28th March 2020 has now been cancelled.
  • Arrangements are currently being made for the introduction of visits by video link/camera phone early next week.
  • Information on the new arrangements will be published on the Irish Prison Service website as soon as possible


Help for Users with Disabilities

The Irish Prison Service is committed to achieving a conformance level of Triple-A with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and complying with the National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines.

Some of the features included to help people with disabilities are described below.

Using the Tab Key to Jump between Links

You can use the Tab key, tab on your keyboard to jump from one link to the next. All navigation bars in the site provide a logical order for this.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following access keys are used on the site:

1 – Home Page

2 – About Us Page

3 – Prisons Page

4 – Prisoner Services Page

5 – Information Centre Page

6 – Visiting a Prison Page

7 – Victim Liaison Page

8 – Latest News Page

9 – Contact Page

0 – Help Page

s – Search

p – Accessibility (this page)

You will need to press Enter , enter after focusing on a link.

Document Formats

Many of the publications on this website are available in PDF format to enable easier reading and printing offline.

To read PDF documents, you need to have Adobe Reader on your computer. Download Adobe Reader for free.

Navigation Aids

A breadcrumb link is available at the top each page to help you navigate.
The home page and all internal pages include a search box (access key ‘s’).


All content and decorative images on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. ALT titles are provided to explain the content or the purpose of the image in question.

Colour-blind or Partially Sighted Users

You can increase and decrease the font size or override it completely.

We have checked the site font and background colour combinations for the different colour-blindness conditions and ensured that items are not referenced by colour alone.

Contact Us

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