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#Prison Service

# prison-service - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# prison-service - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# prison-service - Thursday 19 April, 2018

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

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

# prison-service - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 7,000 Irish prisoners got out on early release this year

Statistics contained in the CSO showed 45% of prisoners reoffended within three years.

# prison-service - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade

The annual parade and gala will focus on safety and will also pay tribute to members of the services who lost their lives in the line of duty.

# prison-service - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

# prison-service - Monday 30 November, 2015

Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled

Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.

# prison-service - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Some officers 'turning a blind eye' to growth of criminal gangs in prisons

The Irish Prison Service is being blamed for the growth of criminal gangs in Irish jails.

# prison-service - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

# prison-service - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

# prison-service - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Prisoner stabbed in head with 'sharpened spoon' in serious condition

The prisoner lost a huge amount of blood in the attack.

# prison-service - Sunday 26 April, 2015

# prison-service - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Two prison officers receive slash wounds in inmate attack at Mountjoy Prison

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

# prison-service - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Inmates found dead at two Irish prisons over Christmas period

Prisoners died at Limerick Prison and at Wheatfield in Dublin. It’s believed they suffered drug overdoses.

# prison-service - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Both sides 'disappointed' as officers picket outside Cloverhill prison

The officers claim staffing levels are dangerously low.

# prison-service - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

# prison-service - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# prison-service - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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-service - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Death of Gary Douch, killed in Mountjoy, was "avoidable and should not have happened"

A report into Douch’s death was published today and outlined systemic failures in the management of the man who killed him.

# prison-service - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

# prison-service - Monday 20 January, 2014

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

# prison-service - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

# prison-service - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar Officer Naughty

Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar

Prisoner Cell Block HOT!

# prison-service - 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-service - 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-service - Monday 29 April, 2013

Killer on the run after making escape while visiting sick father in hospital

Christopher Doyle was previously given a 12 year sentence for the manslaughter of Co Meath pensioner, Patrick Logan.

# prison-service - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week

The rank-and-file gardaí also agreed not to work in prisons if prison officers go on strike.

# prison-service - Monday 19 November, 2012

Report asks for more supports for children with parents in prison

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has made a number of recommendations about the rights and needs of families of prisoners.

# prison-service - 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-service - Thursday 1 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# prison-service - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

# prison-service - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

# prison-service - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution

The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.

# prison-service - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal

Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have been striking for more than 70 days. They are among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who are currently on hunger strike.

# prison-service - Monday 30 April, 2012

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

# prison-service - Friday 13 April, 2012

Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced

The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.

# prison-service - Saturday 28 January, 2012

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

# prison-service - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

GAA player's murder accused found dead

Shane Rodgers, who was being held in custody in Cloverhill on charge of murdering James Hughes, was found dead in a holding cell.

# prison-service - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said today that he would resign rather than see the crown or other British symbols removed from the uniforms of prison officers.

# prison-service - Monday 7 November, 2011

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons

There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.

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