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Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
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Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

May 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,579 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.
Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge
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Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge

Nov 18th 2020, 12:32 PM 17,704 Views 15 Comments

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Man arrested after 'largest ever seizure' of prison contraband destined for Kinahan cartel inmates
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Man arrested after 'largest ever seizure' of prison contraband destined for Kinahan cartel inmates

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:17 PM 76,542 Views 47 Comments

The seizure was made at Mountjoy Prison earlier today.

Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
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Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy

Dec 24th 2019, 11:12 AM 24,541 Views 39 Comments

Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy
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Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy

Dec 6th 2019, 9:06 AM 20,971 Views 0 Comments

The man has been on remand in prison for over a year.

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year
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Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

Feb 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 27,640 Views 25 Comments

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

Man arrested after airsoft weapons found in van on grounds of Mountjoy Prison
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Man arrested after airsoft weapons found in van on grounds of Mountjoy Prison

Jul 17th 2018, 8:23 PM 15,415 Views 5 Comments

The man has since been released without charge.

Love/Hate actor Daniel 'Dano' Doyle dies after being moved from Mountjoy to Mater Hospital
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Love/Hate actor Daniel 'Dano' Doyle dies after being moved from Mountjoy to Mater Hospital

Jun 25th 2018, 3:02 PM 74,936 Views 42 Comments

The cause of death has not been confirmed.

Two men rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious in Mountjoy Prison
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Two men rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious in Mountjoy Prison

Jun 15th 2018, 6:53 PM 33,997 Views 12 Comments

The men were discovered overnight.

Gareth Hutch murder accused who went on hunger strike after prison transfer now takes court case
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Gareth Hutch murder accused who went on hunger strike after prison transfer now takes court case

Apr 24th 2018, 9:39 AM 15,203 Views 0 Comments

Jonathan Keogh says he was not given any reason for his transfer from Mountjoy Prison to Portlaoise.

Woman wrongly put in Mountjoy was told 'if you keep being dishonest I can keep you in longer’
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Woman wrongly put in Mountjoy was told 'if you keep being dishonest I can keep you in longer’

Mar 14th 2018, 3:51 PM 62,330 Views 107 Comments

Amy Daly spoke about her ordeal on radio.

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
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This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Feb 17th 2018, 6:30 PM 79,144 Views 56 Comments

Have a look inside.

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
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Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,229 Views 67 Comments

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison
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Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Nov 24th 2017, 8:15 PM 26,241 Views 0 Comments

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot
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No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 PM 18,260 Views 49 Comments

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

‘We cried all the way home’: Family devastated as former au pair detained in Mountjoy
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‘We cried all the way home’: Family devastated as former au pair detained in Mountjoy

Jul 20th 2017, 5:05 PM 50,206 Views 117 Comments

The family believe that immigration officials thought the woman had travelled to Ireland to work.

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
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Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,915 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy
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Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Mar 28th 2017, 1:22 PM 26,435 Views 0 Comments

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Prisoner who attacked psychiatrist with sharpened paint roller gets 3 years jail-term
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Prisoner who attacked psychiatrist with sharpened paint roller gets 3 years jail-term

Mar 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 17,084 Views 18 Comments

A garda said Ellis said “a demon got into my head and made me do it. I’ve no control over this demon.”

Solicitor questioned after suspected cocaine found in his wallet in Mountjoy prison
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Solicitor questioned after suspected cocaine found in his wallet in Mountjoy prison

Feb 9th 2017, 12:23 PM 30,154 Views 38 Comments

The substance was found during the screening process and the man was removed from the prison by gardaí.

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer
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Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer

Dec 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 68,710 Views 101 Comments

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo
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Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

May 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 40,632 Views 141 Comments

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose
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Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose

Apr 30th 2016, 7:25 PM 18,397 Views 36 Comments

Campion is returning to his Mountjoy cell.

Mountjoy prisoner, who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad, loses €38,000 damages claim
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Mountjoy prisoner, who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad, loses €38,000 damages claim

Jan 19th 2016, 7:08 PM 16,634 Views 31 Comments

Jonathan Grimes claimed he was beaten repeatedly with batons in October 2010.

Footage shows brutal attack on inmate in Mountjoy Prison
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Footage shows brutal attack on inmate in Mountjoy Prison

Nov 16th 2015, 6:05 AM 36,364 Views 32 Comments

The footage features in tonight’s episode of ‘The Joy’.

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison
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Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

Nov 8th 2015, 7:30 AM 20,700 Views 27 Comments

“Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison
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Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:39 AM 14,280 Views 38 Comments

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

Peter Coonan found Love/Hate rape 'hard to watch, but the scene made sense'
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Peter Coonan found Love/Hate rape 'hard to watch, but the scene made sense'

Nov 11th 2014, 1:16 PM 57,087 Views 28 Comments

He also had no idea Nidge had been shot, until he watched the episode on Sunday night.

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy
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Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

Nov 5th 2014, 8:06 AM 10,454 Views 36 Comments

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 14th 2014, 7:53 PM 19,874 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about cancelled penalty points, a closed prison unit and another IS hostage beheading.

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report
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Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

Sep 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,015 Views 34 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison
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New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Aug 27th 2014, 2:23 PM 10,127 Views 29 Comments

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell
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Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

Jul 26th 2014, 7:52 PM 38,261 Views 138 Comments

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable
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Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable

May 2nd 2014, 6:29 PM 578 Views 22 Comments

If it is possible for there to be any positive legacy to this tragedy, it would be tangible improvements in the prison system at the highest level.

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"
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Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

May 1st 2014, 11:13 PM 39,416 Views 65 Comments

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls
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Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:38 AM 4,881 Views 35 Comments

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'
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Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'

Jun 27th 2013, 6:06 PM 12,857 Views 123 Comments

The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.

Seán Quinn: 100 per cent of prison inmates felt I shouldn't be there
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Seán Quinn: 100 per cent of prison inmates felt I shouldn't be there

Jan 3rd 2013, 7:17 PM 36,101 Views 311 Comments

The bankrupt businessman has given an interview to the BBC just hours after his release from Mountjoy Prison where he spent the last nine weeks.

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years
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Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years

Nov 12th 2012, 2:50 PM 5,088 Views 11 Comments

The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy
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PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy

Nov 3rd 2012, 1:17 PM 16,068 Views 0 Comments

Seán Quinn has spent the first night of his nine-week sentence for contempt of court in Mountjoy Prison.

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