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# poa - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 27th 2022, 6:38 PM 12,102 Views 4 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice
# POA
# POA

Prison officers call for pay rise as prison service to break away from Department of Justice

Apr 27th 2022, 7:01 AM 18,422 Views 7 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) began their annual conference in Sligo last night.

# poa - Thursday 24 February, 2022

'We want to keep him. He needs games' - Klopp on starting Kelleher in Carabao Cup final
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# POA

'We want to keep him. He needs games' - Klopp on starting Kelleher in Carabao Cup final

Feb 24th 2022, 8:02 PM 9,211 Views 3 Comments

The Liverpool boss says ‘there’s no chance of him not playing’ in the decider against Chelsea at the weekend.

# poa - Friday 26 July, 2019

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

'He could have lost his eye': Prison officer injured in assault by inmate at Cloverhill

Jul 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,556 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has called for the provision of protective equipment like batons and pepper spray for staff.

# poa - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone
# Prison
# Prison

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

May 2nd 2019, 5:39 PM 22,612 Views 41 Comments

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

# poa - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers
# Behind Bars
# Behind Bars

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

May 16th 2017, 6:01 AM 12,868 Views 33 Comments

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

# poa - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
# High Inside
# High Inside

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons

May 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,287 Views 19 Comments

There are fears that these drugs

# poa - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
# Protection
# Protection

Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats

Apr 29th 2017, 5:30 AM 13,298 Views 13 Comments

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# poa - Friday 28 April, 2017

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’
# Life On The Inside
# Life On The Inside

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Apr 28th 2017, 6:01 AM 19,818 Views 30 Comments

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

# poa - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population

Apr 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,006 Views 37 Comments

The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.

# poa - Friday 29 April, 2016

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop
# Warren Dumbrell
# Warren Dumbrell

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop

Apr 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 20,711 Views 85 Comments

“Is it a holiday in Spain for really maiming or really hurting one of our people?” is a question being asked by officers.

# poa - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them
# Vicious Assaults
# Vicious Assaults

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them

Apr 28th 2016, 7:58 PM 20,205 Views 57 Comments

The POA says the Prison Service is trying to play down the number of assaults that are taking place on staff.

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners
# No Support
# No Support

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

Apr 28th 2016, 3:04 PM 14,816 Views 50 Comments

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'
# Gangland Bloodshed
# Gangland Bloodshed

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'

Apr 28th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,460 Views 29 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is calling for power to be removed from gangs in prison.

# poa - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:59 PM 15,037 Views 58 Comments

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

# poa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes

Jun 10th 2015, 10:25 PM 6,213 Views 26 Comments

The closure will create additional risks and be more costly, said the POA.

# poa - Friday 8 May, 2015

'Dangerous' prisoner has fishtank, Playstation and special brown bread delivered to jail cell
# Pacify
# Pacify

'Dangerous' prisoner has fishtank, Playstation and special brown bread delivered to jail cell

May 8th 2015, 8:05 AM 24,505 Views 91 Comments

The Prison Officers Association also heard that there are talks about building a garden space for him.

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'
# Wrong Message
# Wrong Message

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'

May 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,158 Views 23 Comments

The Prison Officers Association says the wrong message is being sent out to prisoners.

# poa - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
# Let Them Eat Cake
# Let Them Eat Cake

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment

May 7th 2015, 3:41 PM 15,789 Views 50 Comments

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland
# Behind Bars
# Behind Bars

Six stabbings in six weeks: Prisons are 'the most dangerous workplaces' in Ireland

May 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 10,252 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association annual delegate heard that there has been six stabbings in six weeks.

# poa - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:39 AM 14,306 Views 38 Comments

The prisoner used an improvised weapon.

# poa - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'
# Strike Looming
# Strike Looming

'Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers'

Mar 4th 2015, 7:49 PM 13,096 Views 29 Comments

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# poa - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

'Turmoil' in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

Nov 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 25,970 Views 92 Comments

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

# poa - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Call for Ombudsman as prison officers subjected to 'malicious' complaints

May 8th 2014, 8:03 AM 4,877 Views 10 Comments

The Prison Officers Association has noted that the majority of complaints are not upheld.

# poa - Friday 3 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

May 3rd 2013, 7:50 PM 8,808 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# poa - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

Feb 17th 2013, 3:27 PM 29,874 Views 115 Comments

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# poa - Friday 27 April, 2012

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:47 AM 4,547 Views 39 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is warning that overcrowding in prisons makes attacks on other prisoners and prison officers more likely.