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#Loughan House

# loughan-house - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody

John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.

# loughan-house - Friday 6 February, 2015

Gardaí search for escaped prisoner in Cavan

John Paul Duncan escaped from Loughan House yesterday afternoon.

# loughan-house - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Prisoners at an Irish jail grew thousands of sunflowers to raise money for a hospice

They also helped out with the local tidy towns committee.

# loughan-house - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons

Reports by the Department of Justice were published today and found that there were many areas to be praised – but also many that needed work.

# loughan-house - Friday 1 February, 2013

128 people at large from Ireland's open prisons

Figures released to RTÉ under the Freedom of Information Act show 20 people are at large from open centres since last year.

# loughan-house - 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.

# loughan-house - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Three prisoners escape from Cavan prison

All three have since been captured and returned to Loughan House.

# loughan-house - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Shatter told to show he is “not soft on crime” following escape of garda killer

The report on Martin McDermott’s escape “raises more questions than it answers,” according to the GRA.

GRA chief warns of 'risk to public safety' over escaped prisoner incident

Damien McCarthy condemned the reasoning behind the transfer of a convicted garda killer to a low-security prison – saying that lax adherence to established standards was resulting in a risk to public safety.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Garda killer had escaped from same prison before

More details have emerged in the case of Martin McDermott, who was serving time for the manslaughter of a garda when he escaped from a Cavan prison earlier this month.

# loughan-house - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Escaped prisoner appears before Derry court

The 26-year-old was temporarily removed from the court after shouting obscenities at the judge.

# loughan-house - Friday 16 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Your essential round-up of all today’s news, including George Clooney’s arrest, an optimistic Michael Noonan and all things St Patrick’s.

Escaped Garda killer arrested by PSNI in Derry

Martin McDermott, 26, was arrested in the city this morning for criminal offences he had committed in the region.

Search continues for Garda killer who escaped from Cavan jail

Martin McDermott, 25, was serving a seven-year sentence for the manslaughter of a Garda in December 2009.

# loughan-house - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Inmate escapes from Cavan prison

The prisoner was reported missing this evening.