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

Prison Healthcare Service


The Irish Prison Service Healthcare Standards guide the provision of health services to prisoners. Click here to view Prison Health Care Standards 2011

The prison healthcare service provides prisoners with access to the same range and quality of healthcare services as that available under the Medical Card scheme in the community.

A wide range of services are provided which include: