Dozens of prisoners and prison officers at Cloverhill and Wheatfield prisons in Dublin and the Midlands prison in Portlaoise have been diagnosed with TB, "just days after the release of a highly critical review of the system", reports Fiachra Ó Cionnaith in the Irish Examiner. This has been confirmed by the HSE.
"It is understood seven inmates at Cloverhill have been diagnosed with active TB, with a further two in isolation over fears they have developed the illness. One of the inmates at Cloverhill has been hospitalised — as have two prisoners at Wheatfield and another at the Midlands prison.
- Irish Examiner: 'TB strikes prisoners and staff in three jails' (6th June 2011)
- Evening Herald: 'Four prison inmates are taken to hospital in suspected TB outbreak' (28th March, 2011)