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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# Loughan House
Search ongoing for prisoner who absconded in Cavan
It’s understood the prisoner is incarcerated on weapons and drug-related charges.
# Loughan House
Inmate who escaped from open prison in 2015 returned to custody
John Paul Duncan was arrested by police in the UK in 2015 and extradited back to Ireland.
# Loughan House
Gardaí search for escaped prisoner in Cavan
John Paul Duncan escaped from Loughan House yesterday afternoon.
# Unexpected
Prisoners at an Irish jail grew thousands of sunflowers to raise money for a hospice
They also helped out with the local tidy towns committee.
# visiting reports
Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons
Reports by the Department of Justice were published today and found that there were many areas to be praised – but also many that needed work.
# on the run
128 people at large from Ireland's open prisons
Figures released to RTÉ under the Freedom of Information Act show 20 people are at large from open centres since last year.
# prison phones
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.
# Absconded
Three prisoners escape from Cavan prison
All three have since been captured and returned to Loughan House.
# Fighting Crime
Shatter told to show he is “not soft on crime” following escape of garda killer
The report on Martin McDermott’s escape “raises more questions than it answers,” according to the GRA.
# Prisons
GRA chief warns of 'risk to public safety' over escaped prisoner incident
Damien McCarthy condemned the reasoning behind the transfer of a convicted garda killer to a low-security prison – saying that lax adherence to established standards was resulting in a risk to public safety.
# Prisons
Garda killer had escaped from same prison before
More details have emerged in the case of Martin McDermott, who was serving time for the manslaughter of a garda when he escaped from a Cavan prison earlier this month.
# Escaped
Escaped prisoner appears before Derry court
The 26-year-old was temporarily removed from the court after shouting obscenities at the judge.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your essential round-up of all today’s news, including George Clooney’s arrest, an optimistic Michael Noonan and all things St Patrick’s.
# Arrested
Escaped Garda killer arrested by PSNI in Derry
Martin McDermott, 26, was arrested in the city this morning for criminal offences he had committed in the region.
# Escaped
Search continues for Garda killer who escaped from Cavan jail
Martin McDermott, 25, was serving a seven-year sentence for the manslaughter of a Garda in December 2009.
# Escaped
Inmate escapes from Cavan prison
The prisoner was reported missing this evening.