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#Maghaberry Prison

# maghaberry-prison - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

PSNI appeal for John Clifford to hand himself in as they continue hunt for child killer

The 56-year-old remains at large after he did not return to prison on Sunday.

# maghaberry-prison - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Child killer at large after escaping from prison in Northern Ireland

He was jailed in 1989 for the murder of his niece Sue Ellen and other offences.

# maghaberry-prison - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

# maghaberry-prison - Friday 10 November, 2017

Police search for prisoner brothers with 'history of violence' who disappeared while attending a funeral

James and Charles Valliday are both awaiting trial for serious offences.

# maghaberry-prison - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Prison officer arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking into Maghaberry Prison

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

# maghaberry-prison - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'Dangerous' prisoner on the run after being released by mistake

People are urged not to approach Michael Lawrence Smith if they see him, but to contact police immediately.

# maghaberry-prison - Monday 2 December, 2013

Gardaí investigating dissident republicans arrest two in David Black murder probe

The arrests were made following a number searches in Leitrim and Cavan today.

# maghaberry-prison - Friday 1 November, 2013

Police renew appeal one year on from David Black murder

The 52-year-old prison officer was shot dead on this day last year.

# maghaberry-prison - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# maghaberry-prison - Friday 19 August, 2011

Republican prisoner Brendan Lillis set free from prison

The former IRA member’s partner has told of her joy after Mr Lillis, who is seriously ill, was released in the North.

# maghaberry-prison - Friday 13 August, 2010

A PROTEST PLANNED by dissident republicans for Derry tomorrow has been called off. The protest was linked to the Maghaberry prison dispute, which was resolved yesterday.

Dissident republican prisoners at the Derry jail had complained of excessive strip-searching and launched a ‘dirty protest’ against authorities. Prison wardens were offered protective clothing when urine was thrown at them.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Creggan Enterprises from Derry and the Dialogue Advisory Group were all involved in negotiations to end the long-running prison dispute. Agreement was reached on the three issues the prisoners felt were most important.

Northern Ireland’s justice minister David Ford welcomed the resolution of the prison dispute, saying:

A safe, secure and humane prison regime is at the heart of a ‘healthy prison’ and the full compliance of all parties with this agreement will lead to enduring stability.

Yesterday, Minister Micheál Martin appealed to dissidents in Northern Ireland to stop targeting PSNI officers.

The republican protest in Derry was due to take place at the same time as the Apprentice Boys’ parade.

Who are the Apprentice Boys?

The Apprentice Boys is a Protestant fraternal group based in Derry, but with a global membership. The organisation annually commemorates the 1689 siege of Derry.

During the siege, 13 apprentice boys closed the city gates on the army of Catholic King James II with the cry “no surrender”. The closing of the gates is marked by the Apprentice Boys in December, and their August parade celebrates the ending of the siege.

The parade was banned and limited for some years during the Troubles, but has been allowed to proceed relatively unimpeded in recent years.

[caption id="attachment_11314" align="alignnone" width="292" caption="Protestant Apprentice boys march through the streets of Ballymena in April, 2006."][/caption]