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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Prison Officer

Last year
Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
Former prison officer David McDonald has written a book about his career – in this extract, he writes about the beginning of a riot.
All time
# Belfast
Belfast man found guilty of murder of Northern Ireland prison officer
Christopher Robinson was convicted of fatally injuring Adrian Ismay in an under-vehicle bomb attack in 2016.
# Cloverhill
'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.
# brian stack
Garda Commissioner apologises over handling of Brian Stack murder investigation
The family of murdered Brian Stack met with Drew Harris at Garda HQ this morning.
# inside mountjoy
'I'm the first face you see when you're sent to Mountjoy. Prisoners can be scared and vulnerable' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
# diversity
The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.
# Antrim
Prison officer arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking into Maghaberry Prison
The man was arrested yesterday morning.
# Marino
Man charged over pipe bomb found under prison officer's car
Legal aid has been granted to Mark O’Shea, who appeared before Dublin District Court today.
# david black
Two men arrested in Donegal in connection with murder of David Black
Black was shot dead on 1 November 2012.
# State Papers
Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.
# leon wright
Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer
Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.
# Belfast
'A day of profound sadness': The prison officer targeted in Belfast bomb attack has died
The father of three was injured when a bomb exploded under his van in east Belfast on 4 March.
# Courts
"Notorious" murderer will not receive further jail time for threat to 'rip the head off' a prison officer
Jeffrey Dumbrell (35) is currently serving a life sentence at Wheatfield Prison in Dublin. His previous convictions include murder, assault, and larceny.
# Attack
Prisoner attacked two officers escorting him from hospital
One officer had facial injuries while the other had an injury to his shoulder.
# Dangerous
These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.
# Cloverhill
Inter-county footballer in hospital after being injured on duty as prison officer
He was injured after intervening when one prisoner attacked another.
# escape
Prison officer hospitalised after handcuffed prisoner tried to escape
The prisoner and officer ended up on the ground after the prisoner, who was under escort to hospital, tried to slip his handcuffs and escape.
# Jailed
Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner
Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.
# appeal
Police renew appeal one year on from David Black murder
The 52-year-old prison officer was shot dead on this day last year.
# Young offenders
"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.
# david black
Two more arrests in Dublin over David Black death
The 52-year-old prison officer was shot in his car as he drove to work last month.
# david black
David Black's widow: "Things like this just don’t happen anymore"
Yvonne Black says his death was even more shocking because David didn’t feel like he was in any danger.
'The IRA' claim responsibility for the murder of David Black
In a statement issued by the group the killing was carried out because of “torture and degradation” of dissident prisoners at Maghaberry jail.
# david black
Fourth man arrested over David Black murder
A man has been detained by detectives investigating the murder of the Northern Ireland prison officer last week.
# david black
Two men arrested in David Black murder probe released without charge
The two men were arrested last week in connection with the killing of the 52-year-old prison officer last Thursday morning.
# Northern Ireland
Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act"
The US Secretary of State praised the swift efforts of the PSNI in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice.
# Northern Ireland
Third arrest over murder of prison officer David Black
Gardaí arrested a man in Leitrim this evening in connection with the killing of 52-year-old prison officer David Black.
# david black
Two men arrested over death of David Black
The two men were arrested in the Lurgan area early this morning over the murder of Black (pictured) and are now being questioned by the police.
# need to know
The Evening with added lefty tossers
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Northern Ireland
Prison officer killed in Armagh motorway shooting
This morning’s shooting, which caused the death of a Northern Ireland prison officer, has been condemned by the Northern Ireland Secretary.
# Drugs
Prison officer arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs
Irish Prison Service says it’s clamping down on drugs getting into prison after man was arrested at Mountjoy this morning.