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#Prison Officer

# prison-officer - Friday 6 March, 2020

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.

# prison-officer - Friday 26 July, 2019

'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.

# prison-officer - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

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.

# prison-officer - Friday 16 February, 2018

'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.

# prison-officer - Sunday 11 February, 2018

The Irish Prison Service needs more women and ethnic minorities to become prison officers was given access to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

# prison-officer - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Prison officer arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking into Maghaberry Prison

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

# prison-officer - Friday 16 June, 2017

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.

# prison-officer - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Two men arrested in Donegal in connection with murder of David Black

Black was shot dead on 1 November 2012.

# prison-officer - Saturday 31 December, 2016

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.

# prison-officer - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ireland's 'most dangerous' inmate had ear bitten and torn by Mountjoy prison officer Exclusive

Concern has been expressed about treatment of the 28-year-old by prison staff.

# prison-officer - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'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.

# prison-officer - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

"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.

# prison-officer - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Prisoner attacked two officers escorting him from hospital

One officer had facial injuries while the other had an injury to his shoulder.

# prison-officer - Monday 6 July, 2015

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.

# prison-officer - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Inter-county footballer in hospital after being injured on duty as prison officer

He was injured after intervening when one prisoner attacked another.

# prison-officer - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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.

# prison-officer - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# prison-officer - Friday 1 November, 2013

Police renew appeal one year on from David Black murder

The 52-year-old prison officer was shot dead on this day last year.

# prison-officer - Sunday 7 July, 2013

"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.

# prison-officer - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# prison-officer - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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.

# prison-officer - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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.

# prison-officer - Monday 12 November, 2012

'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.

# prison-officer - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

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.

# prison-officer - Monday 5 November, 2012

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.

# prison-officer - Saturday 3 November, 2012

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.

# prison-officer - Friday 2 November, 2012

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.

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.

# prison-officer - Thursday 1 November, 2012

The Evening with added lefty tossers

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

# prison-officer - Monday 20 December, 2010

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.