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

Communications and Information Unit

The Communications and Information Unit operates as part of the Staff and Corporate Service Directorate of the Irish Prison Service. The Unit includes the Media Relations; Internal and External Communications; Press and Media; and Statistics and Information.

The Unit provide a service to the print and broadcast media on behalf of the Irish Prison Service. Only media queries will be responded to by the Press Office. Details on visits and money transfers will be published on our website shortly.

The Press Office also operates an out-of-hours on-call service for urgent media queries in relation to Prison Service issues.

Contact Details:

Press Officer

Irish Prison Service

Ballinalee Road


Co. Longford.

N39 A308

Tel:    043 3335211, 043 3335235 (During office hours)

Fax:    043 3335371

Mobile: 087 6674284 (out of office and weekends)