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#Martin McDermott

# martin-mcdermott - Thursday 29 March, 2012

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.

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'?

There are 19 inmates on the run from open prisons in Ireland. Only 6 per cent of our total prison population is in an open centre. Do we need them at all? You decide…

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.

# martin-mcdermott - Friday 23 March, 2012

Garda killer jailed again in Derry after prison escape

Martin McDermott, who was serving a seven-year sentence for the manslaughter of a garda, escaped from a low-security jail earlier this month.

# martin-mcdermott - Friday 16 March, 2012

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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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know before 9am…

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.

# martin-mcdermott - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Inmate escapes from Cavan prison

The prisoner was reported missing this evening.