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#Prison Officers Association

# prison-officers-association - This year 2022

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 27th 2022, 6:38 PM 12,129 Views 4 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 18,943 Views 7 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

# prison-officers-association - Last year 2021

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

May 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,765 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.
Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated

Apr 19th 2021, 9:40 AM 16,674 Views 21 Comments

Officers say they have received no response from the government about the issue since December.

# prison-officers-association - All time

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill

Jul 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,587 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
# Prison
# Prison

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

May 2nd 2019, 5:39 PM 22,644 Views 41 Comments

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

'Things are not getting better': Prison officers say they're attacked a lot more than official stats say
# Violent Attacks
# Violent Attacks

'Things are not getting better': Prison officers say they're attacked a lot more than official stats say

Apr 19th 2018, 8:41 AM 6,379 Views 27 Comments

Jim Mitchell, from the Prison Officers’ Association. has said the official figures “don’t reflect” the situation on the ground.

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support
# Irish Prison Officers
# Irish Prison Officers

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support

Apr 27th 2017, 3:00 AM 7,590 Views 17 Comments

POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop
# Warren Dumbrell
# Warren Dumbrell

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop

Apr 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 20,764 Views 85 Comments

“Is it a holiday in Spain for really maiming or really hurting one of our people?” is a question being asked by officers.

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'
# Gangland Bloodshed
# Gangland Bloodshed

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'

Apr 28th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,476 Views 29 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is calling for power to be removed from gangs in prison.

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
# Criminals
# Criminals

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs

Nov 4th 2015, 2:35 PM 14,679 Views 47 Comments

“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes

Jun 10th 2015, 10:25 PM 6,230 Views 26 Comments

The closure will create additional risks and be more costly, said the POA.

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave
# Attack
# Attack

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave

May 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 34,591 Views 41 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is calling for open sick leave for prison officers injured in the course of their duties.

New sniffer dogs for Irish jails as gang leaders continue to profit from drugs behind bars
# Combat
# Combat

New sniffer dogs for Irish jails as gang leaders continue to profit from drugs behind bars

May 9th 2015, 7:10 AM 8,856 Views 23 Comments

More sniffer dogs and a confidential helpline are being introduced to target drugs in Irish jails.

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'
# Wrong Message
# Wrong Message

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'

May 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,180 Views 23 Comments

The Prison Officers Association says the wrong message is being sent out to prisoners.

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
# Let Them Eat Cake
# Let Them Eat Cake

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment

May 7th 2015, 3:41 PM 15,814 Views 51 Comments

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

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

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

Feb 18th 2015, 12:40 PM 30,100 Views 122 Comments

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

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

Nov 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 25,985 Views 92 Comments

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison
# Industrial Non-relations
# Industrial Non-relations

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison

Sep 18th 2014, 3:51 PM 10,730 Views 38 Comments

The officers claim staffing levels are dangerously low.

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

May 3rd 2013, 7:50 PM 8,819 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'

May 3rd 2013, 11:58 AM 14,087 Views 63 Comments

The Prison Officers Association says members need special training to deal with underage inmates – and they don’t get it.

'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally

Feb 18th 2013, 7:33 PM 22,175 Views 160 Comments

Unions representing prison workers, hospital staff, ambulance workers and Gardaí attend a major rally in Tallaght.

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:47 AM 4,564 Views 39 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.

Column: Our degrading prison system is a shameful vision of the past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our degrading prison system is a shameful vision of the past

May 28th 2011, 1:52 PM 32 Views 7 Comments

Our jails haven’t changed all that much since the damp corridors of Kilmainham – and visitors lose their dignity almost as much as inmates, writes court reporter Abigail Rieley.

Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws
# Prisons
# Prisons

Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws

May 6th 2011, 8:15 AM 908 Views 0 Comments

Alan Shatter says new legislation to reduce the prison population will be passed by the end of July.