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#Prison Officers

# prison-officers - Monday 16 December, 2019

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'

Dec 16th 2019, 4:06 PM 43,817 Views 43 Comments

The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.

# prison-officers - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'
# Inside Mountjoy
# Inside Mountjoy

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

Feb 18th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,802 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

# prison-officers - Monday 17 July, 2017

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year

Jul 17th 2017, 9:09 PM 16,359 Views 25 Comments

Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.

# prison-officers - 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 13,272 Views 13 Comments

Gardai are taking the threats seriously.

# prison-officers - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,316 Views 99 Comments

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

May 4th 2016, 1:32 PM 25,488 Views 104 Comments

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# prison-officers - 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 9,983 Views 37 Comments

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

# prison-officers - 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 20,640 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.

# prison-officers - 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 20,190 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 14,801 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.”

# prison-officers - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway
# Riot
# Riot

Asylum seeker horribly beaten in Cloverhill is the Afghan man found at side of motorway

Jul 30th 2015, 4:40 PM 39,558 Views 76 Comments

21-year-old Walli Ullah Safi had no idea what country he was in when he first arrived in Ireland two weeks ago.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Dozens of prison drivers 'forgot' to bring their licences to work today
# Wildcat
# Wildcat

Dozens of prison drivers 'forgot' to bring their licences to work today

Jul 29th 2015, 5:52 PM 25,211 Views 51 Comments

The staff reported for duty – but said they couldn’t work because they had forgotten their driving licences.

# prison-officers - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill
# Attack
# Attack

Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill

Jul 2nd 2015, 8:54 PM 20,291 Views 43 Comments

A prisoner was being moved between facilities when the incident occurred.

# prison-officers - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Driver attempts to run over prison officers as they leave Cloverhill

Jun 28th 2015, 7:15 PM 42,326 Views 47 Comments

The car struck a bollard and none of the prison staff were injured.

# prison-officers - 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 6,206 Views 26 Comments

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

# prison-officers - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles
# Mountjoy
# Mountjoy

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

May 21st 2015, 2:23 PM 16,047 Views 48 Comments

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

# prison-officers - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave
# Attack
# Attack

Officers stabbed by escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell receive letter about their sick leave

May 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 34,565 Views 41 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is calling for open sick leave for prison officers injured in the course of their duties.

# prison-officers - Monday 11 May, 2015

Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred
# Cloverhill Prison
# Cloverhill Prison

Large knife found in toilet at Tallaght Hospital as a prisoner was being transferred

May 11th 2015, 9:01 AM 17,083 Views 22 Comments

Stab vests were issued to prisoner officers as a precaution.

# prison-officers - 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 15,762 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 10,238 Views 10 Comments

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

# prison-officers - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Prison officers vote on industrial action is "an opening salvo"

Mar 11th 2015, 7:15 PM 10,583 Views 35 Comments

There have been a number of attacks on officers this year.

# prison-officers - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison
# Safety
# Safety

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

Mar 8th 2015, 7:55 PM 33,979 Views 49 Comments

One officer needs 14 stitches.

# prison-officers - 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 13,042 Views 29 Comments

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack
# Derek Brockwell
# Derek Brockwell

Manhunt: Gardaí search for dangerous escaped prisoner Derek Brockwell after hospital attack

Feb 17th 2015, 11:35 PM 137,925 Views 220 Comments

The man, a UK national, was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

# prison-officers - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

Feb 7th 2015, 11:40 AM 10,599 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

# prison-officers - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prison officers say they're told to "cover their arses"

Oct 9th 2014, 3:37 PM 18,154 Views 31 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

# prison-officers - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Prison officers announce work stoppages for two prisons later this month

Sep 4th 2014, 6:41 PM 12,806 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Prison Service says its disappointed with the proposals.

# prison-officers - Friday 9 May, 2014

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner
# Jailed
# Jailed

Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner

May 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,904 Views 71 Comments

Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.

# prison-officers - 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 4,869 Views 10 Comments

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

# prison-officers - Friday 27 December, 2013

Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape
# State Papers
# State Papers

Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape

Dec 27th 2013, 9:30 PM 18,377 Views 34 Comments

One prisoner lost his front teeth, reveals secret documents held in the Department of the Taoiseach.

# prison-officers - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

Sep 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,602 Views 38 Comments

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

# prison-officers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

Jul 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,278 Views 22 Comments

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.

# prison-officers - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:17 PM 15,666 Views 115 Comments

The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.

# prison-officers - Friday 3 May, 2013

# prison-officers - Thursday 2 May, 2013

# prison-officers - 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 29,871 Views 115 Comments

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

# prison-officers - Saturday 9 February, 2013

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country
# ICTU
# ICTU

In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country

Feb 9th 2013, 4:50 PM 15,662 Views 96 Comments

Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.

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