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# mountjoy - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

# mountjoy - Saturday 9 November, 2013

End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month

Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.

# mountjoy - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality

John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.

# mountjoy - Friday 18 October, 2013

Man arrested in connection with Dublin hit and run

The victim – a 34-year-old man – remains in a serious condition in hospital.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Jimmy Guerin: I think there are a number of new John Gilligans

The drug boss is due to be released from Portlaoise Prison later this morning, after serving 12 years for drug trafficking offences.

# mountjoy - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# mountjoy - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Inmates poured boiling water and sugar down throat of Melanie killer

It was the second time in four weeks that Keith Hall has been targeted by inmates in Mountjoy Prison.

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.

# mountjoy - Monday 9 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the first day of the new Insolvency Service, Phil Hogan’s latest response on Priory Hall and the Syrian President’s combative TV interview.

Mountjoy prisoner on life support after suicide attempt

The man was taken to hospital yesterday evening.

# mountjoy - Friday 30 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

Investigation launched after Mountjoy prisoner dies

The prisoner was found unconscious in his cell late last night and was pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital.

# mountjoy - Thursday 11 July, 2013

56-year-old man dies after stabbing in Dublin

Two men aged 53 and 46 have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down

The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.

# mountjoy - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Family of Gary Douch plead for closure in Mountjoy death probe

New hearings as part of an inquiry into the circumstances of his death are to be held.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Man stabbed at Dublin shopping centre

The victim is being treated in hospital after the incident at Phibsboro Shopping Centre.

# mountjoy - Monday 29 April, 2013

Killer on the run after making escape while visiting sick father in hospital

Christopher Doyle was previously given a 12 year sentence for the manslaughter of Co Meath pensioner, Patrick Logan.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Report on penal reform due today

Rapporteur Senator Ivana Bacik and Chairman David Stanton will publish the report later this morning.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Three men arrested in Dublin murder investigation

The three were arrested this morning over the death of Christopher Warren, who was dropped off at St James’s Hospital in late December with major injuries.

# mountjoy - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Man dies in fire at pensioners' complex in Dublin

The fire broke out near Gardiner Street in Dublin city around 3 o’clock this afternoon. Gardaí are not treating it as suspicious.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Two thirds of Mountjoy cells now have toilets – but many still slopping out

There’s still a long way to go before it ends completely but the number of prisoners forced to slop out at Mountjoy is at the lowest level in years.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

90-year-old woman dies after Dublin crash

The woman – a pedestrian – died after the collision in Drumcondra in Dublin.

# mountjoy - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Two men due in court over Phibsboro armed robbery

The men were arrested close to the scene yesterday after they escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash from a financial institution in Phibsboro.

# mountjoy - 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 - 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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# mountjoy - Friday 2 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# mountjoy - Friday 19 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr released from prison Family Affairs This post contains images

PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr released from prison

The case against Seán Quinn Snr and his son has been adjourned for 13 days.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Damning report into St Patrick's finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation

The latest report by the Inspector of Prisons has found systematic violation of the human rights of the offenders held in St Patrick’s Institution.

# mountjoy - Thursday 20 September, 2012

John Lonergan: "Our treatment of children has been appalling"

The former governor of Mountjoy said that it will be easy to get the children’s rights referendum passed – but warned that the real test will come afterwards.

# mountjoy - 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 - Sunday 26 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Socialist Party TD Clare Daly

Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Socialist Party TD for Dublin North Clare Daly picks one of Ireland’s best known trade union leaders.

# mountjoy - Monday 30 July, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with supporters of the Quinn family? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with supporters of the Quinn family?

About 4,000 supporters turned up to a rally to show solidarity to the beleaguered family. Do you agree with them?

# mountjoy - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

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.

# mountjoy - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Quinn family say 'real perpetrators' walk free

The family has said that “Ireland today is imprisoning people who have been defrauded of millions by banks”.

# mountjoy - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Seán Quinn Jr to serve sentence in semi open, low security prison

After spending his first night in Mountjoy Jail, Seán Quinn Jr is to be moved to the low-security Training Unit of the prison.

# mountjoy - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Drone 'spies' on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices Hack The City This post contains videos

VIDEO: Drone 'spies' on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices

Helicopter drones were launched around Dublin city to capture images of inaccessible places…

# mountjoy - Thursday 24 May, 2012

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

# mountjoy - Saturday 28 April, 2012

40 per cent of prisoners in St Patrick's are on protection

Prisoners at the institution, which houses offenders aged 16 to 21, are placed on protection when they are under threat from other inmates or pose a risk to the prison population.