Kildare TD Shares His Experience Of Serving Time In Portlaoise Prison

He was jailed during the farmers' protests of 1967.

A farmer turned TD is opening up about his experience of serving two-months in Portlaoise and Mountjoy prison in the 1960s. 

Bernard Durkan was part of a road blockade in 1967 and subsequently refused to pay his £7.50 fine, incurring the prison sentence. 

The Kildare-North Fine Gael deputy was incarcerated along with some of Ireland's most notorious criminals at the time.

He's now describes it as a learning experience:

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