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#Prison Officers

From TheJournal.ie Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated' Annual Report

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'

The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year Prison Officers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats Protection

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

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

From TheJournal.ie Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist Portlaoise

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population Intimidation

Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population

The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.

From TheJournal.ie Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop Warren Dumbrell

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop

“Is it a holiday in Spain for really maiming or really hurting one of our people?” is a question being asked by officers.

From TheJournal.ie Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them Vicious Assaults

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them

The POA says the Prison Service is trying to play down the number of assaults that are taking place on staff.

From TheJournal.ie Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners No Support

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway Riot

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway

21-year-old Walli Ullah Safi had no idea what country he was in when he first arrived in Ireland two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of prison drivers 'forgot' to bring their licences to work today Wildcat

Dozens of prison drivers 'forgot' to bring their licences to work today

The staff reported for duty – but said they couldn’t work because they had forgotten their driving licences.

From TheJournal.ie Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill Attack

Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill

A prisoner was being moved between facilities when the incident occurred.

From TheJournal.ie Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill Clondalkin

Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill

The car struck a bollard and none of the prison staff were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes Downgrade

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes

The closure will create additional risks and be more costly, said the POA.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles Mountjoy

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

From TheJournal.ie Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave Attack

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave

The Prison Officers Association is calling for open sick leave for prison officers injured in the course of their duties.

From TheJournal.ie Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred Cloverhill Prison

Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred

Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment Let Them Eat Cake

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

From TheJournal.ie Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland Behind Bars

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo" Work To Rule

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"

There have been a number of attacks on officers this year.

From TheJournal.ie Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison Safety

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

One officer needs 14 stitches.

From TheJournal.ie 'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers' Strike Looming This post contains videos

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

From TheJournal.ie Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack Derek Brockwell

Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack

The man, a UK national, was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

From TheJournal.ie Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons Prison Officers

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses" Inspector Of Prisons

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month Irish Prison Service

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month

The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good Morning. It’s Friday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner Jailed

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner

Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good Morning. It’s Thursday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

From TheJournal.ie Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints Irish Prison Service

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

From TheJournal.ie Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape State Papers

Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape

One prisoner lost his front teeth, reveals secret documents held in the Department of the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case Equality Tribunal

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

From TheJournal.ie Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference" Young Offenders

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

From TheJournal.ie “The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down Young Offenders

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down

The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Thursday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts Pay Cuts

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country ICTU This post contains images

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country

Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.

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