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 www.irishprisons.ie as soon as possible

FOI Publication Scheme


Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with a model publication scheme made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

Under the Publication Scheme, each FOI body shall:

  • Set out information to assist members of the public in their understanding of the body and its functions
  • Publish the information it holds grouped under the information heads:
    • Information about the FOI Body
    • Services provide or to be provided to the Public
    • Decision Making Process for major policy proposals
    • Financial Information
    •  Procurement
    • FOI Disclosure log and other Information to be published routinely.
  • Explain the procedures to get access to information or to establish what information the body holds

(See attached file: FOI – Model Publication Scheme Guidance 110416.doc)