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# mountjoy - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Investigation launched after man found dead in Mountjoy

The inmate was found unconscious in his cell by prison officers

# mountjoy - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Gardaí seek help tracing missing 16-year-old girl

Rebecca Crawford was last seen five days ago.

# mountjoy - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

In today’s 9 at 9: Millionaires and their income tax, Facebook, and a NAMA building is occupied…

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

# mountjoy - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Gardaí issue witness appeal over serious Dublin assault

A man in his 20s was found with serious injuries on the banks of the Royal Canal in Dublin 7 yesterday afternoon.

# mountjoy - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Funeral for teenager Conor Hickey killed in Dublin hit-and-run

Gardaí continue to appeal for information surrounding Friday’s incident and are urging the driver to come forward.

# mountjoy - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to Dublin hit-and-run

A 14-year-old boy was struck by a car and seriously injured in Cabra yesterday evening shortly before 6pm.

# mountjoy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons

The 2010 reports on Ireland’s prisons reveal the issues that are affecting staff and prisoners – from smuggled mobile phones to gangs.

Criticism of 'strip search' in women's prison

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin described a new report on the Dochás centre in Mountjoy as ‘worrying’ after it alleged female inmates had to strip in front of male staff during a search.

# mountjoy - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Standoff in Offaly as ESB moves onto Teresa Treacy land

The ESB has this morning moved onto Treacy’s lands to continue construction work, but neighbours are blocking the way.

# mountjoy - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Supporters of jailed Teresa Treacy to protest at Mountjoy

The 65-year-old was sent to prison last week for refusing to allow the ESB to cut down trees on her land.

# mountjoy - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Independent review recommends scaling down Thornton Hall plans

Alan Shatter says the government accepts, in principle, the recommendations to build only a 300-cell facility.

# mountjoy - Monday 30 May, 2011

"You'll be back from prison in time for your dinner" - What really happens when you don't pay your TV licence

As figures reveal that more than 540 people were jailed last year for defaulting on fines, a reader reveals that she was told by a garda that if she went to prison for not paying a fine she’d be out that afternoon and could spend the money in the shops.

# mountjoy - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Publican charged over pub closure threat as three others appear in court

The fourth man arrested in connection with an alleged demand that a pub cease trading within 24 hours has been named as John Stokes. He has been charged and appeared in court today.

# mountjoy - Sunday 30 January, 2011

Investigation underway into Mountjoy fire

Five inmates were taken to hospital last night after a a fire broke out in the prison – which investigators believe was started deliberately.

# mountjoy - Monday 23 August, 2010

THE MOUNTJOY PRISON authorities have introduced an new “zero tolerance” approach to drugs being smuggled into the jail.

A huge, transparent, fire-resistant net has been installed across two of the prison’s yards to prevent drugs being tossed over the perimeter wall.

Householders living around the prison have been  afflicted with people climbing on their roofs – sometimes several times a day – in order to throw drugs in the prison yard, according to reports from RTÉ.

The net is so finely woven that even very small packages cannot penetrate it, but strong enough not to break if large bundles land on it.

The nets, that have been installed over two prison yards so far, will cover the remaining seven prison yards within two months.

Gardaí believe that they have successfully obstructed one of the main ways drugs are smuggled into Ireland’s largest prison.

# mountjoy - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a female prisoner at the Dóchas Centre in Mountjoy Jail in the early hours of this morning. The woman was serving a life sentence for murder. Her body was discovered during a routine inspection before 1am. A coroner’s inquiry is expected to establish the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.