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# Mountjoy

This year
2023
How The Good Bike Project turned one act of kindness into 2,000
The project aims to support integration of Ukrainian refugees.
Prison committees flag serious concerns over inmate mental health
Reports describe severe and enduring mental health issues for many inmates, sometimes exacerbated by the risk of homelessness on release.
Mountjoy's female prisoners without specialised rape counselling since last August
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The situation has caused alarm for those working in the sector, as international research suggests at least half of female prisoners have been sexually abused.
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
Last year
2022
Teacher Enoch Burke sent to prison after being found guilty of contempt of court
The judge said that Burke must remain incarcerated until he purges his contempt and agrees to comply with an injunction secured last week.
Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee
Robert O’Connor (34) died in hospital yesterday following an assault by a group of other inmates.
Gardaí investigating after prisoner 'seriously injured' during Mountjoy Prison incident
The man, aged in his 30s, is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at the Mater Hospital.
Have you seen missing teenager Patrick O'Brien?
The15-year-old is missing from Dublin city centre since early Saturday morning, 7 May.
Female prison officer attacked with shiv at Mountjoy Prison
Her injuries are not life-threatening.
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Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19
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
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.
Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
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
The woman sustained serious leg injuries.
Gardaí attend scene of protest outside Dóchas women's prison in Dublin
A protest was scheduled to take place at 3pm today.
Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s understood that no one was injured in the blaze.
Man due in court over attempted armed robbery in Dublin
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’
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'
TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like
Have a look inside.
'I'm the first face you see when you're sent to Mountjoy. Prisoners can be scared and vulnerable'
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'
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
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
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.
Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard
The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.
The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.