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#wheatfield

# wheatfield - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

# wheatfield - Thursday 21 June, 2018

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

# wheatfield - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Prison inmate died after being passed package by fiancée during visit

The package was not recovered.

# wheatfield - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pest controllers called to deal with large-scale rat infestation in Wheatfield Prison

Rodents were reported in the kitchens, a medical unit, and at a workshop at the prison.

# wheatfield - Friday 26 February, 2016

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# wheatfield - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof

Officers in riot gear were sent to deal with the protest, after attempts to resolve it via negotiation failed.

# wheatfield - 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.

# wheatfield - Monday 18 August, 2014

Over 90% of the beds in Irish prisons are taken

Annual reports from five prison visiting committees were published today.

# wheatfield - Saturday 7 September, 2013

What John Waters did during his time in prison: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny to wrestle, homeowner professes their love for Permanent TSB, and bankers mistreat their politicians.

# wheatfield - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

John Waters imprisoned for non-payment of parking fines

The journalist spent two hours in Wheatfield today but has now been released.

# wheatfield - Sunday 7 July, 2013

"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison

A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.

# wheatfield - 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.

# wheatfield - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Two charged over explosives and ammunition find

Gardaí probing organised crime discovered an improvised explosive device on Monday night.