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Gardaí probe death of prisoner (34) at Cloverhill Prison

The incident happened around 11am yesterday morning.

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation after a detainee died at Cloverhill Prison yesterday morning. 

The man was due to appear before via videolink at the nearby Cloverhill courthouse when a situation arose between him and prison officers. 

The man became aggressive towards prison staff who then began to restrain him, according to well-placed sources.  

A short time after, the man became unwell and lost consciousness. Prison officers performed first aid on the inmate before paramedics arrived. 

The man was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Results of the post-mortem will establish the course of the investigation. 

Both gardaí and the Irish Prison Service are carrying out their own investigations. 

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