Portlaoise Inmates Fed Better Than Soldiers

Written 2 weeks ago by Newsroom


More money is spent on food for inmates at Portlaoise Prison than for the soldiers who guard them.

The Irish Mirror reports that each of the country’s most notorious criminals are fed daily for €6.46, while Defence Forces rations cost just €4.20.

The food bill for the 227 inmates in the prison was 535,000 euro last year.

Their menu varies over 28 days, with nutritionist input for special diets.