# mountjoy-prison - Today’s News
# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 27 August, 2014
Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.
# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 26 July, 2014
The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.
# mountjoy-prison - Friday 2 May, 2014
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.
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 1 May, 2014
A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.
# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 3 January, 2013
The bankrupt businessman has given an interview to the BBC just hours after his release from Mountjoy Prison where he spent the last nine weeks.
# mountjoy-prison - Monday 12 November, 2012
The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.
# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 3 November, 2012
Seán Quinn has spent the first night of his nine-week sentence for contempt of court in Mountjoy Prison.
# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 11 September, 2012
# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 4 September, 2012
As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…
# mountjoy-prison - Monday 30 July, 2012
Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte was among the thousands who attended a rally for the troubled Quinn family in Cavan last night.
# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 25 July, 2012
Meanwhile, the search for Peter Darragh continues.
Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 15 March, 2012
Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.
# mountjoy-prison - Friday 30 September, 2011
That is according to Eirgrid and the ESB, who once again stated their “deep regret” over Ms Treacy’s jailing for contempt of court.
# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 17 August, 2011
At the end of the day, he’s just not interested, Billo…
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 28 July, 2011
Alan Shatter says the government accepts, in principle, the recommendations to build only a 300-cell facility.
# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 10 February, 2011
The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.
# mountjoy-prison - Sunday 30 January, 2011
Five inmates were taken to hospital last night after a a fire broke out in the prison – which investigators believe was started deliberately.
# mountjoy-prison - Monday 20 December, 2010
Irish Prison Service says it’s clamping down on drugs getting into prison after man was arrested at Mountjoy this morning.
# mountjoy-prison - Friday 15 October, 2010
A massive brawl involving 80 inmates, steel bars, pool cues and snooker balls leaves four people in hospital.
# mountjoy-prison - Monday 23 August, 2010
THE MOUNTJOY PRISON authorities have introduced an new “zero tolerance” approach to drugs being smuggled into the jail.
A huge, transparent, fire-resistant net has been installed across two of the prison’s yards to prevent drugs being tossed over the perimeter wall.
Householders living around the prison have been afflicted with people climbing on their roofs – sometimes several times a day – in order to throw drugs in the prison yard, according to reports from RTÉ.
The net is so finely woven that even very small packages cannot penetrate it, but strong enough not to break if large bundles land on it.
The nets, that have been installed over two prison yards so far, will cover the remaining seven prison yards within two months.
Gardaí believe that they have successfully obstructed one of the main ways drugs are smuggled into Ireland’s largest prison.