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

Dec 16th 2019, 4:06 PM 43,777 Views 43 Comments

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

'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 25,760 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

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 16,347 Views 25 Comments

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

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 13,263 Views 13 Comments

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

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

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,308 Views 99 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2016, 1:32 PM 25,472 Views 104 Comments

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

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

Apr 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,971 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 20,612 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 28th 2016, 7:58 PM 20,181 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2016, 3:04 PM 14,798 Views 50 Comments

“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.”

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

Jul 30th 2015, 4:40 PM 39,540 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2015, 5:52 PM 25,191 Views 51 Comments

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

Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill
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Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill

Jul 2nd 2015, 8:54 PM 20,278 Views 43 Comments

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

Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill
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Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill

Jun 28th 2015, 7:15 PM 42,311 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2015, 10:25 PM 6,203 Views 26 Comments

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

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles
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Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

May 21st 2015, 2:23 PM 16,035 Views 48 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 34,559 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

May 11th 2015, 9:01 AM 17,076 Views 22 Comments

Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
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# Let Them Eat Cake

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

May 7th 2015, 3:41 PM 15,742 Views 50 Comments

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

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

May 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 10,226 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2015, 7:15 PM 10,575 Views 35 Comments

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

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison
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Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

Mar 8th 2015, 7:55 PM 33,916 Views 49 Comments

One officer needs 14 stitches.

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

Mar 4th 2015, 7:49 PM 13,021 Views 29 Comments

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

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

Feb 17th 2015, 11:35 PM 137,900 Views 220 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 11:40 AM 10,595 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2014, 3:37 PM 18,144 Views 31 Comments

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

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month
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Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month

Sep 4th 2014, 6:41 PM 12,804 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner
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Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner

May 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,875 Views 71 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2014, 8:03 AM 4,868 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2013, 9:30 PM 18,357 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,591 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,271 Views 22 Comments

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.

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:17 PM 15,649 Views 115 Comments

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

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts
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Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

Feb 17th 2013, 3:27 PM 29,867 Views 115 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2013, 4:50 PM 15,655 Views 96 Comments

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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