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#Mountjoy

# mountjoy - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Thursday 21 June, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Multiple fire engines called to blaze overnight at derelict building on Dublin's northside Clonliffe Road This post contains videos

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.

# mountjoy - Friday 11 May, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# mountjoy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'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.

# mountjoy - Saturday 17 February, 2018

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Have a look inside.

# mountjoy - Friday 16 February, 2018

'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.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Sunday 11 February, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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.

# mountjoy - Friday 24 November, 2017

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 - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

# mountjoy - Monday 17 July, 2017

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.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

# mountjoy - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines

New legislation enacted last year is being heralded as the reason for the reduction in committals.

# mountjoy - Saturday 29 April, 2017

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

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# mountjoy - Monday 23 January, 2017

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year

The Irish Prison Service has paid out over €27 million in pocket money to prisoners since 2009.

# mountjoy - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Man claims prisoners threatened to break his brother's legs if he didn't smuggle drugs

The finding was made when officers searched the man and the drugs fell out of his underwear.

# mountjoy - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Prisoner seriously injured and hospitalised after stabbing at Mountjoy

The man received serious stab wounds and cuts to the face.

# mountjoy - Friday 23 September, 2016

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"

Patrick Irwin is serving at 10-year term at Mountjoy Prison.

# mountjoy - Friday 10 June, 2016

Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW

The car was set on fire by two men who broke into a garda compound in 2009.

# mountjoy - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose

Campion is returning to his Mountjoy cell.

# mountjoy - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation'

Gary Campion is serving two life sentences for murders carried out in 2002 and 2009.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Gardaí find €140k worth of heroin in 'suspicious car' with boot left open

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who saw people around the green Ford Focus yesterday to get in touch.

# mountjoy - Thursday 31 December, 2015

# mountjoy - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Inmate who destroyed prison cell sentenced to eight months

The man said he was agitated after taking a cocktail of sleeping pills.

# mountjoy - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger

So far this year there have been more than 50 assaults by prisoners on staff.

# mountjoy - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Footage shows prisoners attacking prison officer with brush handle

The footage features in the third episode of TV3′s series on the prison, The Joy.

# mountjoy - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

“Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

# mountjoy - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner

The officers were punched and had liquid thrown on them in the attack.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

# mountjoy - Monday 8 June, 2015

President Higgins tells women prisoners: 'I never underestimate how difficult the time you spend here can be'

“Your opinions and views matter and your voices should be heard,” he said.

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