As of January 2019, there were 458 sentenced prisoners aged 50+.
Over a third (34%) of all persons committed to prison in 2018 declared Dublin as their county of residence.
There are 4,015 people in prison custody in Ireland (01 July 2019).
In 2011, over 70% of prisoners were unemployed on committal and a similar percentage self-report as not having any particular trade or occupation.
At the time of the April 2019 census of restricted regimes, there were 51 prisoners being held on 22+ hour lock-up.
The rate of imprisonment in Ireland is approximately 82 per 100,000 of the general population (start of July 2019).
Numbers committed with a life sentence decreased from 22 in 2017 21 in 2018.
Dóchas women’s prison is operating at 130% of its recommended maximum capacity. (1 April 2019)
As of April 2019, 29 prisoners held on a restricted regime were aged 18-20.
As of April 2019, 2,021 (50%) prisoners were accommodated in single cells.