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# mountjoy - Thursday 31 December, 2015

# mountjoy - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Inmate who destroyed prison cell sentenced to eight months

The man said he was agitated after taking a cocktail of sleeping pills.

# mountjoy - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger

So far this year there have been more than 50 assaults by prisoners on staff.

# mountjoy - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Footage shows prisoners attacking prison officer with brush handle

The footage features in the third episode of TV3′s series on the prison, The Joy.

# mountjoy - 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 - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Three Mountjoy prison officers hospitalised after attack by prisoner

The officers were punched and had liquid thrown on them in the attack.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

# mountjoy - 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.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him

A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.

# mountjoy - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

# mountjoy - Friday 8 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Mountjoy cell

The man was a father of four from Louth.

# mountjoy - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition

The prisoner lost a huge amount of blood in the attack.

# mountjoy - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Trafficked woman was locked into cannabis growhouse from the outside

A court today found gardaí failed to identify the woman as a victim of human trafficking.

# mountjoy - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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Dublin anti-water charge rally hears two jailed protesters are on hunger strike

It was announced at the Dublin anti-water charge protest today.

# mountjoy - Monday 26 January, 2015

There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons

Just 20 of them are female.

# mountjoy - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Shannon Quaid found safe and well

She had been missing from the Glencullen area.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

# mountjoy - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

The ex-Governor of Mountjoy reckons the Love/Hate prison scenes were pretty accurate

However, John Lonergan said the graphic rape scene involving Fran was something of an exaggeration.

# mountjoy - 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 - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Prisoner death report finds he had left drug treatment programme but Prison Service didn't know

The prisoner was granted temporary release on the condition that he reside at Coolmine Treatment Centre.

# mountjoy - 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”.

# mountjoy - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Family asks why media knew about tinfoil found in dead prisoner's cell before they did

The man was serving a 16-year sentence for drug possession when he was found dead in Mountjoy last August.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# mountjoy - Monday 18 August, 2014

Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

# mountjoy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.

# mountjoy - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

# mountjoy - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

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 - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# mountjoy - Friday 9 May, 2014

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner

Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.

# mountjoy - 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 - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# mountjoy - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at the Garda Ombudsman’s headquarters, gay marriage and European election candidates.

# mountjoy - Friday 10 January, 2014

Five teenagers arrested over spate of robberies in Dublin

Four of the teenagers have been charged over the robberies and are due to appear in court.