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# Mountjoy Prison

This year
2023
Prisoner in Mountjoy hospitalised with 'serious injuries' following assault
The man, aged in his 30s, is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at a Dublin hospital following the assault.
Last year
2022
Enoch Burke not interested in 'Christmas gift' of temporary prison leave
Burke said that the offer to allow him to make submissions on why he should be released over Christmas was an ‘insult’.
Enoch Burke in jail for Christmas as he refuses to obey court order
Enoch Burke is set to remain in prison over the festive period as he refuses to obey a court order to stay away from the secondary school he taught at.
Mountjoy inmate who was injured after attack by group of prisoners has died
The Irish Prison Service confirmed his death in a statement this morning.
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Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
The direction was given by garda management as prison authorities seek to halt the spread of the virus.
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
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
The seizure was made at Mountjoy Prison earlier today.
Prisoners removed after spending night on roof of Mountjoy
Mountjoy senior management have commenced an investigation into the incident.
Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy
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
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
The man has since been released without charge.
Love/Hate actor Daniel 'Dano' Doyle dies after being moved from Mountjoy to Mater Hospital
The cause of death has not been confirmed.
Two men rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious in Mountjoy Prison
The men were discovered overnight.
Gareth Hutch murder accused who went on hunger strike after prison transfer now takes court case
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’
Amy Daly spoke about her ordeal on radio.
This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
Have a look inside.
Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.
Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison
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
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
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
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
Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Prisoner who attacked psychiatrist with sharpened paint roller gets 3 years jail-term
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
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
Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.
Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo
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
Campion is returning to his Mountjoy cell.
Mountjoy prisoner, who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad, loses €38,000 damages claim
Jonathan Grimes claimed he was beaten repeatedly with batons in October 2010.
Footage shows brutal attack on inmate in Mountjoy Prison
The footage features in tonight’s episode of ‘The Joy’.
Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison
“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
The prisoner used an improvised weapon.
Peter Coonan found Love/Hate rape 'hard to watch, but the scene made sense'
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
The search was carried out early yesterday morning.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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
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
Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.
Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell
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
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"
A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.