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#Mountjoy Prison

# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Man arrested after airsoft weapons found in van on grounds of Mountjoy Prison

The man has since been released without charge.

# mountjoy-prison - Monday 25 June, 2018

Love/Hate actor Daniel 'Dano' Doyle dies after being moved from Mountjoy to Mater Hospital

The cause of death has not been confirmed.

# mountjoy-prison - Friday 15 June, 2018

Two men rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious in Mountjoy Prison

The men were discovered overnight.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Gareth Hutch murder accused who went on hunger strike after prison transfer now takes court case

Jonathan Keogh says he was not given any reason for his transfer from Mountjoy Prison to Portlaoise.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 17 February, 2018

This is what a cell in Mountjoy Prison looks like

Have a look inside.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

# mountjoy-prison - Friday 24 November, 2017

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 20 July, 2017

‘We cried all the way home’: Family devastated as former au pair detained in Mountjoy

The family believe that immigration officials thought the woman had travelled to Ireland to work.

# mountjoy-prison - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Prisoner who attacked psychiatrist with sharpened paint roller gets 3 years jail-term

A garda said Ellis said “a demon got into my head and made me do it. I’ve no control over this demon.”

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Solicitor questioned after suspected cocaine found in his wallet in Mountjoy prison

The substance was found during the screening process and the man was removed from the prison by gardaí.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# mountjoy-prison - Friday 6 May, 2016

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Jailed Limerick killer Gary Campion makes swift recovery after suspected drugs overdose

Campion is returning to his Mountjoy cell.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Mountjoy prisoner, who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad, loses €38,000 damages claim

Jonathan Grimes claimed he was beaten repeatedly with batons in October 2010.

# mountjoy-prison - Monday 16 November, 2015

Footage shows brutal attack on inmate in Mountjoy Prison

The footage features in tonight’s episode of ‘The Joy’.

# mountjoy-prison - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison

“Prison is a dangerous spot, if you’re weak you won’t last.”

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Peter Coonan found Love/Hate rape 'hard to watch, but the scene made sense'

He also had no idea Nidge had been shot, until he watched the episode on Sunday night.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

# mountjoy-prison - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about cancelled penalty points, a closed prison unit and another IS hostage beheading.

Mountjoy unit with 'air of neglect and decay' closed after damning report

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Mountjoy prisoner dies after being found unconscious in cell

The prisoner was found in his cell at around 4am this morning and was taken to hospital.

# mountjoy-prison - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable

If it is possible for there to be any positive legacy to this tragedy, it would be tangible improvements in the prison system at the highest level.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'

The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.

# mountjoy-prison - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Seán Quinn: 100 per cent of prison inmates felt I shouldn't be there

The bankrupt businessman has given an interview to the BBC just hours after his release from Mountjoy Prison where he spent the last nine weeks.

# mountjoy-prison - 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.

# mountjoy-prison - Saturday 3 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy

Seán Quinn has spent the first night of his nine-week sentence for contempt of court in Mountjoy Prison.

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

'Lying Eyes' Sharon Collins released from prison

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

# mountjoy-prison - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system? Education This post contains videos

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?

As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…

# mountjoy-prison - Monday 30 July, 2012

In pictures: Thousands gather for Quinn rally in Cavan Quinn Rally This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands gather for Quinn rally in Cavan

Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte was among the thousands who attended a rally for the troubled Quinn family in Cavan last night.

# mountjoy-prison - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Local GAA club stands by Quinn family

Meanwhile, the search for Peter Darragh continues.

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.

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