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Two men charged over prisoner's violent escape from Tallaght Hospital
Derek Brockwell stabbed two prison officers in the escape last February.
ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital
This time the offender in question was in the custody of gardaí, not the prison service.
The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year
… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.
'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'
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Derek Brockwell has been transferred to a prison in England
The escaped prisoner has time left to serve on his UK sentences.
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Fugitive prisoner stabbed himself in stomach as police approached
He is suspected of carrying out two armed robberies while on the run from police.
"No evidence" cutbacks were to blame for prisoner escape
It follows claims that requests for an armed escort to be provided for Derek Brockwell were refused.
Why wasn't a prisoner on the run from the UK sent back there when he was arrested?
The Department of Justice says it was standard procedure.
"There was blood everywhere": Eyewitness describes Derek Brockwell's escape from Tallaght Hospital
An eyewitness described what happened during the dangerous prisoner’s escape.
Derek Brockwell: Search for 'violent, hardened criminal' continues, as Minister orders full report
The two prison officers stabbed by Brockwell as he made his escape are said to be recovering well in hospital.
Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack
The man, a UK national, was serving a sentence for armed robbery.