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Dozens of prison drivers 'forgot' to bring their licences to work today

The staff reported for duty – but said they couldn’t work because they had forgotten their driving licences.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE IRISH PRISON service has accused 33 prison officers who drive with the escort service of engaging in “wildcat” industrial action.

It’s after the staff reported for duty – but said they couldn’t work because they had forgotten their driving licences.

Prisoner escorts to the Criminal Courts of Justice were delayed this morning for a time – but all prisoners scheduled to attend court later arrived.

The Prison Service has called it a serious breach of discipline that would be dealt with through appropriate disciplinary procedures.

It’s understood the drivers are in dispute over new rosters for the escort teams.

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