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#Prison Officers

# prison-officers - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison-officers - Monday 17 July, 2017

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year

Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.

# prison-officers - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# prison-officers - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# prison-officers - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population

The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.

# prison-officers - Friday 29 April, 2016

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

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

# prison-officers - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them

The POA says the Prison Service is trying to play down the number of assaults that are taking place on staff.

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

# prison-officers - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway

21-year-old Walli Ullah Safi had no idea what country he was in when he first arrived in Ireland two weeks ago.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

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.

# prison-officers - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill

A prisoner was being moved between facilities when the incident occurred.

# prison-officers - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill

The car struck a bollard and none of the prison staff were injured.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

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

# prison-officers - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

# prison-officers - Saturday 16 May, 2015

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

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

# prison-officers - Monday 11 May, 2015

Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred

Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.

# prison-officers - Thursday 7 May, 2015

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

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"

There have been a number of attacks on officers this year.

# prison-officers - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

One officer needs 14 stitches.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers' Strike Looming This post contains videos

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack

The man, a UK national, was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

# prison-officers - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# prison-officers - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

# prison-officers - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month

The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.

# prison-officers - Friday 9 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good Morning. It’s Friday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

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-officers - Thursday 8 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good Morning. It’s Thursday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# prison-officers - Friday 27 December, 2013

Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape

One prisoner lost his front teeth, reveals secret documents held in the Department of the Taoiseach.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

# prison-officers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down

The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.

# prison-officers - Friday 3 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# prison-officers - Thursday 2 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Thursday morning.

# prison-officers - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# prison-officers - Saturday 9 February, 2013

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country ICTU This post contains images

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country

Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.

# prison-officers - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'

The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.

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