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Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter
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Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter

Mar 21st 2014, 6:59 PM 10,891 Views 17 Comments

Two teenagers died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a flat in Castlerock, County Derry in August 2010.

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
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Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

Mar 12th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,230 Views 65 Comments

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements
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Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Mar 5th 2014, 8:10 PM 7,244 Views 50 Comments

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault
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Professional bellydancer gets 13 years in jail for rape and sexual assault

Feb 28th 2014, 5:33 PM 24,522 Views 19 Comments

The 30-year-old told one woman at a dance audition at his house to undress, saying he needed to check how quickly she could remove her clothes backstage, before he raped her.

Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison
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Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison

Feb 26th 2014, 9:30 PM 19,326 Views 70 Comments

Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.

Man found guilty after 'shocking' dog attack on four-year-old girl
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Man found guilty after 'shocking' dog attack on four-year-old girl

Feb 24th 2014, 8:44 PM 30,751 Views 78 Comments

Another dog owned by the man chased a cat into a house last year, bit a man inside and then killed the cat, the court heard.

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months
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Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Feb 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,213 Views 11 Comments

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped
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Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped

Feb 20th 2014, 9:55 PM 57,671 Views 141 Comments

The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games
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Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games

Feb 14th 2014, 9:12 PM 20,976 Views 99 Comments

The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
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Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

Feb 3rd 2014, 3:15 PM 5,413 Views 74 Comments

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

Man remains in critical condition after Waterford attack
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Man remains in critical condition after Waterford attack

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:49 AM 13,903 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí investigating the serious assault arrested two males, aged 22 and 20, at around lunchtime yesterday. One has been released without charge.

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?
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Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Feb 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 698 Views 100 Comments

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
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Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

Jan 26th 2014, 12:23 PM 10,779 Views 156 Comments

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

Justin Bieber is now comparing himself to Michael Jackson
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# Ah Here

Justin Bieber is now comparing himself to Michael Jackson

Jan 25th 2014, 10:18 AM 2,266 Views 4 Comments

Morto for you, Justin.

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison
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Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in Limerick Prison

Jan 20th 2014, 10:36 PM 10,894 Views 61 Comments

The protester has been visited by the wife of President Michael D Higgins.

Protest being held condemning the jailing of Margaretta D’Arcy
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Protest being held condemning the jailing of Margaretta D’Arcy

Jan 17th 2014, 12:31 PM 10,408 Views 119 Comments

The 79-year-old woman was jailed for three months for trespassing on the runway at Shannon Airport.

New Cork prison will be "cramped and oppressive"
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New Cork prison will be "cramped and oppressive"

Jan 16th 2014, 4:01 PM 10,559 Views 97 Comments

The Justice Minister is signing documents to give the go-ahead for the new prison, but campaigners are not happy

'Serious incident' at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours
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'Serious incident' at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours

Jan 6th 2014, 9:40 AM 12,580 Views 16 Comments

The disturbance at HMP Oakwood, England’s largest prison, has now been resolved.

‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each
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‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each

Dec 17th 2013, 10:58 PM 63,227 Views 223 Comments

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were found guilty of trafficking cocaine.

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
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Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

Dec 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 143 Views 26 Comments

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
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UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

Dec 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,853 Views 10 Comments

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud
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Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud

Dec 13th 2013, 9:34 AM 6,857 Views 50 Comments

The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.

Over 40 per cent on probation re-offend within three years
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Over 40 per cent on probation re-offend within three years

Dec 10th 2013, 12:01 PM 3,268 Views 17 Comments

Re-offending is higher among males and younger offenders.

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
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Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 11,410 Views 9 Comments

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail
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Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

Nov 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 8,517 Views 75 Comments

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year
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One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year

Nov 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,687 Views 61 Comments

The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.

Student reveals "devastating" effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest
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Student reveals "devastating" effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest

Oct 27th 2013, 3:24 PM 54,263 Views 41 Comments

Samantha Goudie was dubbed ‘Vodka Samm’ after her own drunken tweeting of her arrest.

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest
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Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

Oct 26th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,866 Views 18 Comments

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers
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Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Oct 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,588 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality
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Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality

Oct 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,338 Views 82 Comments

John Lonergan told TheJournal.ie that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.

French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants
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French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants

Sep 18th 2013, 1:36 PM 4,344 Views 74 Comments

Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison.

Inmates poured boiling water and sugar down throat of Melanie killer
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Inmates poured boiling water and sugar down throat of Melanie killer

Sep 12th 2013, 11:20 PM 166,991 Views 248 Comments

It was the second time in four weeks that Keith Hall has been targeted by inmates in Mountjoy Prison.

Castro family claim body as investigation continues
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Castro family claim body as investigation continues

Sep 6th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,835 Views 19 Comments

Castro, who was accused of keeping three women captive, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday of this week.

Here's the gun a criminal smuggled into jail in his bum
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# Bit Cheeky

Here's the gun a criminal smuggled into jail in his bum

Sep 5th 2013, 10:30 PM 19,817 Views 77 Comments

IN HIS BUM.

Woman jailed after kicking maid's 'private parts'
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Woman jailed after kicking maid's 'private parts'

Aug 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 16,217 Views 30 Comments

The woman was charged with multiple attacks on her maid which the judge described as “repugnant to all notions of common humanity”.

Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre
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Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre

Aug 3rd 2013, 1:20 PM 9,013 Views 22 Comments

111 prisoners died as police used deadly force to halt a riot in Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison. 25 officers were sentenced today.

Student 'forgotten' in cell for four days to get $4 million from US
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Student 'forgotten' in cell for four days to get $4 million from US

Jul 31st 2013, 8:27 AM 20,405 Views 46 Comments

Daniel Chong said he had to drink his own urine to stay alive in the windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell.

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement
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Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:01 PM 5,491 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons
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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons

Jul 23rd 2013, 5:52 PM 3,580 Views 17 Comments

Over 40 people were killed in assaults on the jails that freed militants including top leaders.