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# Prison Officers Association

Last month
April 2024
Overcrowding in Irish prisons leading to 'unsafe and unworkable' conditions, prison body says
Last year
Up to 70% of people in Irish prisons have mental health issues, says Prison Officers Association
All time
Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic
Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated
'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
'Things are not getting better': Prison officers say they're attacked a lot more than official stats say
'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support
Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop
'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'
Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes
Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave
New sniffer dogs for Irish jails as gang leaders continue to profit from drugs behind bars
Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'
Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report
'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action
Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison
The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano
Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'
'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally
Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
Column: Our degrading prison system is a shameful vision of the past
Abigail Rieley
Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws