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Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19
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Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19

Jan 12th 2021, 7:58 AM 15,005 Views 12 Comments

The prison service is making arrangements for mass testing of prisoners and staff in both locations.

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 17,720 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 76,676 Views 47 Comments

The seizure was made at Mountjoy Prison earlier today.

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
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Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial

Nov 9th 2020, 1:34 PM 18,925 Views 0 Comments

The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.

Woman (40s) seriously injured in hit-and-run in Dublin
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Woman (40s) seriously injured in hit-and-run in Dublin

May 29th 2020, 12:31 PM 21,634 Views 12 Comments

The woman sustained serious leg injuries.

Gardaí attend scene of protest outside Dóchas women's prison in Dublin
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Gardaí attend scene of protest outside Dóchas women's prison in Dublin

Dec 20th 2019, 5:26 PM 24,857 Views 0 Comments

A protest was scheduled to take place at 3pm today.

Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended
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Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended

Dec 10th 2019, 6:24 PM 33,516 Views 39 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan described it as a “pretty low assault” that was nasty and ridiculing.

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 20,974 Views 0 Comments

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

Appeal launched to help find 64-year-old man missing from Dublin since Wednesday
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Appeal launched to help find 64-year-old man missing from Dublin since Wednesday

Nov 1st 2019, 4:38 PM 10,924 Views 3 Comments

William Cahill was last seen on the North Circular Road in Dublin 7.

Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin
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Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin

Sep 16th 2019, 7:29 AM 16,164 Views 0 Comments

Heroin and cannabis worth around €22,000 was seized during a search last week.

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
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'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

May 2nd 2019, 5:39 PM 22,538 Views 41 Comments

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy
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Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy

Apr 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,696 Views 43 Comments

Ex prisoners took to the stage to deliver talks to an audience of prisoners, senior policymakers, politicians, activists, education-providers, and employers, writes Nikki Gallagher.

Allegations of 'inappropriate relationships' between female inmates and prison officers, new report finds
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Allegations of 'inappropriate relationships' between female inmates and prison officers, new report finds

Mar 12th 2019, 9:15 PM 47,522 Views 39 Comments

The allegations are contained in the just published annual report by the Visiting Committee for 2017.

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law
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Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,834 Views 28 Comments

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

Escaped prisoner who hid in wheelie bin from pursuing gardaí sentenced to five years
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Escaped prisoner who hid in wheelie bin from pursuing gardaí sentenced to five years

Feb 13th 2019, 10:48 PM 27,389 Views 36 Comments

Liam Deegan was also accused of driving the wrong way down a motorway at night.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following drive-by shooting on home in Cabra
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Gardaí appeal for witnesses following drive-by shooting on home in Cabra

Jan 27th 2019, 7:19 AM 26,883 Views 7 Comments

None of the occupants of the house were injured.

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare
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'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

Nov 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,042 Views 29 Comments

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

Delivery driver arrested at Mountjoy Prison after phones, sims, tablets and steroids found in van
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Delivery driver arrested at Mountjoy Prison after phones, sims, tablets and steroids found in van

Jul 11th 2018, 10:30 PM 20,760 Views 16 Comments

A chief officer became suspicious and a search of the van was carried out.

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison
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David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Jun 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 30,246 Views 48 Comments

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

Multiple fire engines called to blaze overnight at derelict building on Dublin's northside
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Multiple fire engines called to blaze overnight at derelict building on Dublin's northside

May 27th 2018, 10:42 AM 25,477 Views 12 Comments

It’s understood that no one was injured in the blaze.

Man due in court over attempted armed robbery in Dublin
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Man due in court over attempted armed robbery in Dublin

May 11th 2018, 8:50 AM 17,192 Views 0 Comments

As a garda car was responding to the call they observed a man close by and arrested him.

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 62,405 Views 107 Comments

Amy Daly spoke about her ordeal on radio.

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'
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'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

Feb 18th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,792 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

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 79,382 Views 56 Comments

Have a look inside.

'I'm the first face you see when you're sent to Mountjoy. Prisoners can be scared and vulnerable'
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'I'm the first face you see when you're sent to Mountjoy. Prisoners can be scared and vulnerable'

Feb 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 49,421 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

Life as a prison officer in Mountjoy: 'When something is about to happen, you just feel it in the air'
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Life as a prison officer in Mountjoy: 'When something is about to happen, you just feel it in the air'

Feb 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 54,316 Views 23 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison last Friday.

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers
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The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers

Feb 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,906 Views 121 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

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 14,241 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 26,269 Views 0 Comments

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

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard
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Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

Aug 1st 2017, 6:59 PM 19,326 Views 35 Comments

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
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The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year

Jul 17th 2017, 9:09 PM 16,355 Views 25 Comments

Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked
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Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

Jun 14th 2017, 7:58 AM 16,485 Views 45 Comments

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
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Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

May 16th 2017, 6:01 AM 12,854 Views 33 Comments

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

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 13,921 Views 31 Comments

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

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines
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Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines

May 15th 2017, 12:48 PM 12,657 Views 36 Comments

New legislation enacted last year is being heralded as the reason for the reduction in committals.

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
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Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Apr 29th 2017, 5:30 AM 13,270 Views 13 Comments

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year
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Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:33 AM 16,199 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has paid out over €27 million in pocket money to prisoners since 2009.

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
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Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

Dec 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 11,823 Views 6 Comments

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'
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'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

Dec 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,532 Views 106 Comments

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

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 68,959 Views 101 Comments

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

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