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

TEDx Mountjoy Prison – Sean O’Rourke Show – RTE Radio 1


Media: Radio Source: RTE Radio 1 Published On: Tue, April 9, 2019


In a first for the Irish Prison Service a TEDX event title Beyond Wall - From Custody to Community was held in Mountjoy Prison on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. The event, which was a collaboration between the IPS, the Probation service and Solas was organised to raise awareness of the challenges faced by ex-offenders as the seek to re-integrate into their communities. The event had a number of excellent speakers including Mountjoy Prison Governor Eddie Mullins, Senior Psychologist Brendan O'Connell, Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon and Senior Probation Officer Lisa Anderson. The event also heard from ex-offender and now criminologist Wayne Hart about the challenges he faced as he aimed to turn his life around.

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