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#POA

# poa - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

# poa - Sunday 14 May, 2017

# poa - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# poa - Friday 28 April, 2017

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

# poa - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population

The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.

# poa - Friday 29 April, 2016

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop

“Is it a holiday in Spain for really maiming or really hurting one of our people?” is a question being asked by officers.

# poa - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them

The POA says the Prison Service is trying to play down the number of assaults that are taking place on staff.

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'

The Prison Officers Association is calling for power to be removed from gangs in prison.

# poa - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons

The Irish Prison Service is being blamed for the growth of criminal gangs in Irish jails.

# poa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes

The closure will create additional risks and be more costly, said the POA.

# poa - Friday 8 May, 2015

'Dangerous' prisoner has fishtank, Playstation and special brown bread delivered to jail cell

The Prison Officers Association also heard that there are talks about building a garden space for him.

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'

The Prison Officers Association says the wrong message is being sent out to prisoners.

# poa - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

# poa - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

# poa - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers' Strike Looming This post contains videos

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# poa - 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”.

# poa - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# poa - Friday 3 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# poa - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# poa - Friday 27 April, 2012

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.