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#Dóchas Centre

# dochas-centre - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Allegations of 'inappropriate relationships' between female inmates and prison officers, new report finds

The allegations are contained in the just published annual report by the Visiting Committee for 2017.

# dochas-centre - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# dochas-centre - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Four babies born to women in prison last year

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

# dochas-centre - 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.

# dochas-centre - Monday 8 September, 2014

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison

“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.

# dochas-centre - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# dochas-centre - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

# dochas-centre - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# dochas-centre - 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.

# dochas-centre - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Justice Department insists no decision made on Catherine Nevin release

The Department of Justice has taken the unusual step of commenting on the case of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin insisting that there has been no decision on her proposed temporary release.

# dochas-centre - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

'Lying Eyes' Sharon Collins released from prison

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

# dochas-centre - Monday 21 November, 2011

Criticism of 'strip search' in women's prison

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin described a new report on the Dochás centre in Mountjoy as ‘worrying’ after it alleged female inmates had to strip in front of male staff during a search.

# dochas-centre - Friday 28 October, 2011

"I'd like to go back to where I was before it ever happened": Teresa Treacy speaks

In advance of a meeting with barristers about her conflict with the ESB and Eirgrid on her land, Teresa Treacy spoke to about her experiences in jail, and her hopes for the future.

# dochas-centre - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Standoff in Offaly as ESB moves onto Teresa Treacy land

The ESB has this morning moved onto Treacy’s lands to continue construction work, but neighbours are blocking the way.

# dochas-centre - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Supporters of jailed Teresa Treacy to protest at Mountjoy

The 65-year-old was sent to prison last week for refusing to allow the ESB to cut down trees on her land.

# dochas-centre - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a female prisoner at the Dóchas Centre in Mountjoy Jail in the early hours of this morning. The woman was serving a life sentence for murder. Her body was discovered during a routine inspection before 1am. A coroner’s inquiry is expected to establish the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.