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

Press Releases and Speeches 2012


14/12/12 President Higgins Visits Cloverhill to mark 10 years of the Samaritans Listener Programme
08/11/12 New Cork Prison Development Environmental Impact Statement Non-Technical Summary
08/11/12 Public Notice of Development issued by the Minister for Justice and Equality in accordance with Sections 20 and 21 of Part 4 of the Prisons Act 2007
16/10/12 Minister publishes Inspector of Prisons St Patrick’s Institution Inspection Report
11/10/12 Red Cross/ Red Crescent Societies International Event at Wheatfield Prison (CBHFA Background document)
18/09/12 Minister Announces Penal Policy Review
08/08/12 Minister announces new prisoner complaints procedures Suggested complaints model for Irish Prisons
07/08/12 Minister publishes 2011 Annual Report
26/06/12 Establishment of New Community Return Unit
21/06/12 Mountjoy High Support Unit Wins Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award
19/06/12 Speech by Director General at Justice conference
18/06/12 Minister Shatter announces three senior Prison Service appointments.
11/06/12 Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., announces plan for the replacement of outdated prison accommodation at Limerick prison
30/04/12 Speech by Minister at Launch of IPS 3 Year Strategic Plan
26/04/12 Speech by Kathleen Lynch at the Prison Officers Conference, Galway.
28/03/12 Statement by Minister for Justice on Loughan House Report
17/01/12 Statement by the Director General on the Publication of the Inspector of Prisons Limerick Report