Assaults On Prison Officers On The Rise

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An officer in Mountjoy Prison was stabbed yesterday.

The Prison Officers' Association says the number of assaults on its members is growing.

Yesterday, a Mountjoy Prison officer was stabbed while accompanying an inmate to a medical appointment in Smithfield, Dublin.

The Irish Prison Service says Gardaí have been informed and they are now investigating the incident.

President of the POA and Prison Officer at the Midlands Prison, Tony Power, says the threat of danger facing prison staff is growing:

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