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# prisoner - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Prisoner died after ingesting a package received during a visit

Kevin Byrne received a package of drugs from his fiancee two days before Christmas 2014.

# prisoner - Monday 2 April, 2018

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release

The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.

# prisoner - Saturday 17 February, 2018

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Have a look inside.

# prisoner - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop

Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.

# prisoner - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

# prisoner - Friday 28 April, 2017

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

# prisoner - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

# prisoner - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Reckless' prisoner told officer 'you come to this cell and you're dead', court hears

He threw a battery which broke glass that then injured her eye, though it was accepted he did not do it to injure her.

# prisoner - 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.

# prisoner - 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.

# prisoner - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Man who held woman "chained like a dog" confesses to up to 7 killings

The man’s confessions may have solved a quadruple murder that baffled police and investigators for 13 years.

# prisoner - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Prisoner facing discipline after breaking out onto roof of Cloverhill prison

The incident happened this evening at about 5.30pm.

# prisoner - Thursday 29 September, 2016

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby

The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.

# prisoner - Friday 23 September, 2016

Convicted drug dealer denies calling prison officer "a dog"

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

# prisoner - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Hospital allowed to treat prisoner who is refusing medication

The man, who may have a mental illness, has an infection that could become septic and cause his death.

# prisoner - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.

# prisoner - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

# prisoner - Friday 9 October, 2015

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers

The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.

# prisoner - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Questions raised after prisoner died after being released from prison

The prisoner was diagnosed with a brain tumour whilst in prison and died two month after he was released.

# prisoner - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Weapon found on prisoner who was recaptured after posting to Facebook

He wrote on his Facebook page, “Who else is out today haha”.

# prisoner - Friday 29 May, 2015

This man has been on the run from prison for 20 days

Police believe there is a possibility he may be in Northern Ireland.

# prisoner - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Released photo shows prisoner dressed as prey between police officers with shotguns

The photo dates from a decade ago, but will do little to ease racial tensions in the US.

# prisoner - Monday 18 May, 2015

# prisoner - Monday 11 May, 2015

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

Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.

# prisoner - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Convicted murderer at large arrested in Belfast

The 27-year-old was serving a 17 year sentence in Maghaberry Prison.

# prisoner - Friday 10 April, 2015

ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital

This time the offender in question was in the custody of gardaí, not the prison service.

# prisoner - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown

The man wrestled a gun off a guard and fled the hospital, where he had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt.

# prisoner - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Fugitive prisoner stabbed himself in stomach as police approached

He is suspected of carrying out two armed robberies while on the run from police.

"No evidence" cutbacks were to blame for prisoner escape

It follows claims that requests for an armed escort to be provided for Derek Brockwell were refused.

# prisoner - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Gardaí are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a prison van today

He has been in custody at Portlaoise prison since 2012 and it’s reported that his case was due before the court of appeal tomorrow.

# prisoner - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

# prisoner - Thursday 30 October, 2014

An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts

The man’s teacher said most students in the prison have little or no art experience and the classes help them to see what they’re capable of.

# prisoner - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Prisoner took his own life nine days after being moved to Cork Prison as a punishment

The 25-year-old prisoner was found hanged in his cell.

# prisoner - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son No Answers This post contains videos

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son

Paul Cantlie had made an emotional appeal for the safe return of his son, John.

# prisoner - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison

One of the prisoners is believed to have swallowed some of the packages contained in the helicopter drone.

# prisoner - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ridiculously good-looking criminal's mugshot goes viral after police Facebook post Model Mug

Ridiculously good-looking criminal's mugshot goes viral after police Facebook post

He’s ‘too sexy’ for jail, so they say.

# prisoner - Friday 13 June, 2014

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas

It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.

# prisoner - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Prisoner can't resist selfie with marijuana plant he snuck into prison... Green Fingers

Prisoner can't resist selfie with marijuana plant he snuck into prison...

… despite the fact that it resulted in it getting taken away.

# prisoner - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.

# prisoner - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

One prisoner and two officers injured when prison van overturned in Galway

The vehicle with one female prisoner inside was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin.

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