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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Prison Officers

Last year
Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.
All time
# Annual Report
Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'
The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.
# inside mountjoy
'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side' was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.
# Prison Officers
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.
# protection
Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
Gardai are taking the threats seriously.
# Recruitment Drive
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.
# Portlaoise
Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist
The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.
# intimidation
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.
# warren dumbrell
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.
# vicious assaults
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.
# No Support
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.”
# Riot
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.
# wildcat
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.
# Attack
Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill
A prisoner was being moved between facilities when the incident occurred.
# Clondalkin
Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill
The car struck a bollard and none of the prison staff were injured.
# Downgrade
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.
# Mountjoy
Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles
It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.
# Attack
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.
# Cloverhill Prison
Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred
Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.
# Let them eat cake
Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.
# Behind Bars
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.
# Work to Rule
Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"
There have been a number of attacks on officers this year.
# Safety
Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison
One officer needs 14 stitches.
# strike looming
'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'
A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.
# derek brockwell
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
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.
# Inspector of Prisons
Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.
# Irish Prison Service
Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month
The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.
# 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.
# Irish Prison Service
Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints
The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.
# State Papers
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.
# Equality Tribunal
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.
# Young offenders
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.
# Young offenders
“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.
# Pay Cuts
Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.