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#Limerick Prison

# limerick-prison - Friday 21 August, 2020

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

# limerick-prison - Friday 22 November, 2019

'We will miss and love Sean forever': Vulnerable man died in cell after 'systems failure' at Limerick Prison

Sean Hayes Barrett died six days before his 32nd birthday.

# limerick-prison - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Clare Daly won't pay her fine and is willing to breach security again at Shannon

The United Left TD was granted temporary release last night after being held at Limerick Prison.

# limerick-prison - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

'I'm absolutely not going to pay it' - Mick Wallace defiant on release from prison

The Wexford TD spoke to RTÉ from just outside Limerick Prison.

Mick Wallace released from prison after arrest

The Wexford TD had failed to pay a €2,000 fine for entering a restricted area at Shannon Airport in 2014.

# limerick-prison - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Inmate at Limerick prison found 'in pool of blood' in showers

The man is believed to have been beaten up by another prisoner.

# limerick-prison - Thursday 30 October, 2014

An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts

The man’s teacher said most students in the prison have little or no art experience and the classes help them to see what they’re capable of.

# limerick-prison - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Jailed peace campaigner Margaretta D'Arcy refusing food

The 80-year-old was sent back to prison on Wednesday for refusing to sign a bond saying she wouldn’t enter Shannon Airport.

# limerick-prison - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prison officer hospitalised after handcuffed prisoner tried to escape

The prisoner and officer ended up on the ground after the prisoner, who was under escort to hospital, tried to slip his handcuffs and escape.

# limerick-prison - Friday 14 February, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy moved to Mountjoy's Dóchas Centre

The peace activist is serving a three month sentence for refusing to stay out of unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport.

# limerick-prison - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

# limerick-prison - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

"Nobody is above the rule of the law" - Shatter on Margaretta D'Arcy

A group of TDs tonight called for the release of the 79-year-old campaigner, but the Justice Minister says it is not up to him to interfere with the judiciary.

# limerick-prison - Thursday 16 January, 2014

79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest

Margaretta D’Arcy is waking up this morning after spending her first night in Limerick Prison. Meanwhile, President Higgins has been asked to intervene.

# limerick-prison - Monday 12 November, 2012

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years

The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.

# limerick-prison - Friday 24 August, 2012

Man on the run after escaping Garda custody in Limerick

The 25-year-old escaped as he was being brought into Limerick Prison yesterday evening.

# limerick-prison - Monday 11 June, 2012

Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison

Both the A and B wings will be replaced with a modern, 100-cell accommodation block.

# limerick-prison - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# limerick-prison - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report

The Minister for Justice has expressed “shock” at a report on conditions at Limerick Prison, which highlights issues of overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene, staffing, physical conditions and repairs.