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# portlaoise-prison - Friday 21 August, 2020

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

# portlaoise-prison - Monday 17 August, 2020

Visiting restrictions relaxed further for prisoners - except at Portlaoise and Midlands prisons

Limits on visiting were introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

# portlaoise-prison - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Freddie Thompson withdraws case after he is moved from prison's punishment block

Thompson is serving a life sentence for the murder of David Douglas in 2016.

# portlaoise-prison - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Freddie Thompson has started school in Portlaoise Prison, hearing over 'severe' jail conditions told

Thompson has brought a High Court challenge to conditions in the prison.

# portlaoise-prison - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Freddie Thompson brings High Court challenge over 'oppressive' regime in prison

Counsel for Thompson told the court he is finding his situation “unbearable” at Portlaoise Prison.

# portlaoise-prison - Sunday 26 May, 2019

# portlaoise-prison - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# portlaoise-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.

# portlaoise-prison - Monday 2 October, 2017

# portlaoise-prison - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

# portlaoise-prison - Friday 14 July, 2017

Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year

A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.

# portlaoise-prison - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Republican prisoners complain of living in 'Victorian' conditions

A support group for republican prisoners has called on prison authorities to address conditions at Portlaoise.

# portlaoise-prison - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Gangland figure dies in Portlaoise Prison while serving life for murder

Eugene Cullen was serving a life sentence for his involvement with the murder of Seamus O’Byrne.

# portlaoise-prison - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report

The two prison officers stabbed by Brockwell as he made his escape are said to be recovering well in hospital.

# portlaoise-prison - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Gardaí are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a prison van today

He has been in custody at Portlaoise prison since 2012 and it’s reported that his case was due before the court of appeal tomorrow.

# portlaoise-prison - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

# portlaoise-prison - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# portlaoise-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.

# portlaoise-prison - Monday 4 November, 2013

Family of young Irish boy abducted to Egypt want help from Government

Six-year-old Faris Heeney was kidnapped by his uncle in 2009 and taken to Egypt where he remains with his father.

# portlaoise-prison - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shatter: IRA needs to cooperate with Garda investigation into prison officer killing

Gerry Adams confirmed earlier today that the IRA was responsible for the shooting dead of Brian Stack thirty years ago.

Adams: IRA was responsible for Portlaoise prison officer's death IRA

Adams: IRA was responsible for Portlaoise prison officer's death

The Stack family said the confirmation has brought an element of closure to them but they are seeking an update from gardaí on the current investigation.

# portlaoise-prison - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

John Dundon murder trial to resume at Special Criminal Court

The trial of John Dundon, who is accused of the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick, had been adjourned for two weeks after a key witness was hospitalised.

# portlaoise-prison - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Dundon trial to begin as he is hospitalised following prison hunger strike

John Dundon is due before the Special Criminal Court today charged in connection with the 2008 murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

# portlaoise-prison - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

61-year-old inmate found dead in Portlaoise prison

The man, a convicted serial sex offender, was found dead in his cell last night; foul play is not suspected.

# portlaoise-prison - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

# portlaoise-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.

# portlaoise-prison - Friday 11 March, 2011

Warning shot fired at Portlaoise Prison

It is believed a number of men were attempting to smuggle in mobile phones when the shot was fired.

# portlaoise-prison - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.