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August 7th, 2020

Important Notice – Physical Visits Suspended in Portlaoise and Midlands Prisons

The Irish Prison Service has announced the physical visits to Portlaoise and Midlands Prisons have been suspended with effect from midnight tonight (7th August 2020), for a period of two... Read more


July 29th, 2020

Ameliorating the impact of cocooning on people in custody – Briefing-29th July 2020

The Irish Prison Service welcomes the publication today of a new briefing by the Office of the Inspector of Prison in conjunction with Maynooth University into the impact of "cocooning"... Read more


July 24th, 2020

Important update, you can now book your Physical Visit on our website

We have now reinstated booking of Physical Visits on our website, please see the link below. https://www.irishprisons.ie/requesting-a-physical-visit/... Read more


July 21st, 2020

Minister for Justice & Equality, Helen McEntee TD visits the Midlands Prison

Statement by the Minister for Justice & Equality, Helen McEntee TD      

21 July, 2020 “This morning I visited Midlands Prison and met with staff and management on site to... Read more