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Mountjoy Prison

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Seán Quinn: ‘I’ve apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake’

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

Seán Quinn: 100 per cent of prison inmates felt I shouldn’t be there

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

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick’s Institution double in 3 years

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

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy

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

‘Lying Eyes’ Sharon Collins released from prison

She has served just less than four years of her six year sentence.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?

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

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In pictures: Thousands gather for Quinn rally in Cavan

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

Local GAA club stands by Quinn family

Meanwhile, the search for Peter Darragh continues.

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

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

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system

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

“Vast majority” of tree-cutting completed on Teresa Treacy’s land

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

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Crisis averted: Dunphy says he has no intention of running for the Áras

At the end of the day, he’s just not interested, Billo…

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Independent review recommends scaling down Thornton Hall plans

Alan Shatter says the government accepts, in principle, the recommendations to build only a 300-cell facility.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

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

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

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

Prison officer arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs

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

Three officers and inmate hospitalised after Mountjoy riot

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.