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Five prison officers attacked and one ‘stabbed’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise

A convicted murderer attacked five prison officers and stabbed one of them in an incident at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, according to the...

‘Drones’ being used to ferry drugs and phones into Midlands Prison

Drones are being used to ferry drugs into the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, according to the Irish Daily Star. Michael O'Toole is reporting that the...

Around 50 inmates engage in ‘dirty protest’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise

Up to 50 inmates smeared human excrement on the walls of their cells and refused to return from the exercise yard in an incident...

Delegates travel to Portlaoise from all over the world to learn...

Ireland is the first country to implement this programme which has seen the use of cutting weapons in prisoner-on-prisoner assaults decrease from ninety-seven percent...

‘Convicted Paedophile’ set on fire in Midlands Prison Portlaoise attack

A convicted paedophile was the victim of a vicious attack in the Midlands Prison Portlaoise, according to the Irish Daily Star. Gardai have launched an...

Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison director speaks about ‘daunting’ experience capturing everything...

Prison is a intimidating place to be. Even filming in prison can understandably expose oneself to things they've never seen before. However that is exactly...

Inmate who featured in Midlands Prison Portlaoise documentary died 9 days...

An Inmate who featured heavily in Episode 2 of the Virgin Media documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise died just nine days after being released. Last...

Twitter reacts to Episode 2 of Midlands Prison Portlaoise documentary

Tonight Episode 2 of a new documentary on the Midlands Prison Portlaoise aired on Virgin Media One. Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives continued tonight and...

Hundreds of prisoners forced to sleep on floor of Midlands Prison...

More than 500 prisoners have had to sleep on the floor of cells in the Midlands Prison Portlaoise over the the last three months. The...

Visiting the Midlands Prison Portlaoise was a life-changing experience

On Monday last week, LaoisToday was among the media invited into the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. We were given exclusive no-holds-bared access to the prison...

Two inmates in Midlands Prison Portlaoise die in last ten days

Two prisoners in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise have died in the last ten days, the Irish Examiner reports. According to the paper, suicide is...

Twitter reacts to new documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise

Tonight a new documentary on the Midlands Prison Portlaoise aired on TV for the very first time. Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives premiered on...

REVEALED: Virgin Media One documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise to air...

This is sure to make for fascinating television. What it is like to live and work inside Ireland’s largest prison is set to be brought...

Virgin Media One set to air documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise

What it is like to live and work inside Ireland's largest prison is set to be brought to our TV screens in the next...

Plans to ‘arm’ prison officers in Portlaoise

Prison officers in the Midlands Prison are set to be armed with batons and body cameras. According to the Irish Examiner, bosses are considering the...

Concerns raised over sexual and serious assault of prison officers in...

A sexual assault of a female prison officer and a serious assault of another prison officer at Midlands Prison Portlaoise were highlighted as issues...