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

Statistics Introduction

Statistical information is also available in our Annual Reports

In this section information is provided in three groups:

  • recent daily population figures
  • snapshot statistics for a comparable day each year, and
  • yearly statistics

To allow for easier comparison, we have grouped our statistics by topic rather than by year. We have sought to provide the most frequently requested data on our website – if you cannot find what you need or require further information, please contact