IRELAND 19 February 2017
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The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out a review of the annualised hours system in the Irish Prison Service. The report examines the impact of the annualised hours system on the total hours required to operate the prison service, , on overall costs and on individual prison officer's pay, as well as the impact on levels of sick leave. In addition, the report reviews the Prison Service's ratio of prison officers to prisoners relative to a number of other states.