269. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the prisons which are remand prisons; if remand prisoners can be transferred to another prison; the person that must request such a transfer; and the person or body that authorises it. [28076/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that Courts can commit remand prisoners to Cloverhill, Cork, Limerick, Portlaoise, Mountjoy female and Castlerea Prisons.
I wish to further advise the Deputy that remand prisoners can be transferred to other prisons and that such applications for a transfer can be made by a wide number of individuals but primarily are made by prison governors and prisoners themselves. All such applications are considered by my officials in the Irish Prison Service and any decisions arising are made on my behalf by those officials.