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‘Cans at lunch’: Investigation underway as prison officers reported for drinking...

An investigation is underway after prison officers in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise were reported for drinking cans of beer during their lunch break. The...

Prisoner visits suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak

There will be no more physical visits for the thousands of prisoners in Irish prisons - including Portlaoise Prison and the Midlands Prison. The decision...

Hostage situation in Midlands prison ended after weapon exchanged for bar...

A five-hour hostage situation in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise this week was ended after a weapon was exchanged for a bar of chocolate. The...

2019 Remembered: Virgin Media One documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise to...

Laois People are fascinated with the two prisons in Portlaoise.  Back in January, Virgin Media One announced plans to show a no-holds-barred documentary over a...

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...

Governor of Midlands Prison Portlaoise speaks about ‘constant drugs battle’ ahead...

The Governor of the Midlands Prison Portlaoise has opened up about the 'constant and never ending' battle against drugs in the jail. Speaking ahead of...

A day spent inside the walls of the Midlands Prison in...

On Wednesday evening at 9pm on Virgin Media One, a documentary called Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives will be shown on your TV screens. For just...

Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison

Footprints in snow thwarted an attempted escape by a convicted killer from Midlands Prison in Portlaoise during Storm Emma. Christopher McDonald, 35, who murdered Keith...

Unholy row at Portlaoise prison during Christmas mass

A prison officer had to be taken to hospital following a massive brawl which broke out during mass in the Midlands Prison on Christmas...

Midlands Prison shop racks up sweet sales of over €1 million

The tuck shop at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise sold sweets and cigarettes to the tune of over €1 million last year. The tuck shop...

Reports say Portlaoise prison locked down after brawl

Up to 60 inmates and six prisoner officers were involved in a brawl at the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise, it has been reported. According to the Irish...