assaults on prison officers

  • There was a 12 per cent increase in assaults on prison officers last year.

    There were 123 assaults on staff in jails across the country - up from 110 in 2018.

    The highest amount was in the Dochas women's prison in Dublin, at 23.

    At Castlerea prison, there were 12 assaults on prison officers last year - the same number as the previous year.

    Meanwhile, there were 85 prisoner -on-prisoner assaults in Castlerea Prison in 2019 - up from 76 the previous year.