Gary Douch

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 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Michael Donnelan, director general of the  Irish Prison Service, answer questions  at the launch of the Irish Prison Service and  Probation Service annual reports and joint strategy  in Smithfield,  Dublin, on May 18th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has commissioned a review of the drugs and alcohol treatment services available to criminal offenders and peop(...)

Love/Hate: Nidge’s son seeing his father mudered echoes the death of Andy Connors, who was shot dead at home, in southwest Dublin, in an attack witnessed by some of his six young children. Photograph: RTÉ

When the final episode of Love/Hate’s fifth series drew to a close, last Sunday night, viewers had been challenged in a rare way. The prison rape of (...)

Senator Ivana Bacik, director of Burren Law School, with Dr Fatima Hamroush, former minister for health, Libya, Prof Richard Susskind, legal author and philosopher, and Kenneth Nichols, historian and author, during a break in lectures at the Burren Law School 2014, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, at the weekend. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The State is “turning a blind eye” to the use of Shannon airport by the United States for rendition purposes, raising the question as to whether Irela(...)

Stephen Egan: The report into the death of Gary Douch reveals a prison service so keen to transfer the troublesome, violent and mentally ill Egan that no one group of staff or facility ever took ownership of his care. In one 2½-year period, he was transferred 17 times.  Photograph:  Collins/Court

The Irish Prison Service and the Central Mental Hospital were to blame for serious errors leading up to the killing in Mountjoy Prison of Gary Douch, (...)

The funeral of Gary Douch in 2006. The 21-year-old was beaten to death in a communal cell in Mountjoy. Photograph: Collins

The Irish Prison Service missed a key warning sign in the behaviour of a mentally ill prisoner who went on to kill Gary Douch (21) in Mountjoy Pris(...)

Overcrowding at Mountjoy Prison had “completely undermined” the staff’s ability to facilitate a request from Gary Douch (above) to be housed away from the main  population because he feared for his safety, the report of the Commission of Investigation into his death concludes.

Former Mountjoy prisoner Gary Douch had consumed “a considerable amount of alcohol” in a cell in the jail just before being beaten to death by a priso(...)

The funeral of Gary Douch in 2006.  He  was 20 when he was kicked and stamped to death by another prisoner in a holding cell. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is studying a report into the murder of Gary Douch in Mountjoy Prison after it was forwarded to him last week, some (...)