Irish Prison Service

  • The Irish Prison Service has confirmed to Midwest News that a prisoner from Castlerea Prison, who was attending the emergency department of Mayo University Hospital yesterday, escaped from custody while at the hospital.

    A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service told Midwest News this afternoon that they could confirm a male prisoner had escaped and that the Gardai have been notified and they are still actively seeking his return to custody.

  • Searches are continuing in Mayo for a prisoner who escaped from a hospital over the weekend.

    The man, who was on remand at Castlerea prison, is understood to have escaped from Mayo University hospital on Saturday morning after being brought to the facility for treatment.

    The 34-year-old, who is described as having brown hair and an athletic build, escaped from the hospital on foot and searches are currently ongoing.

    The Irish Prison Service confirmed to Midwest News this evening that the prisoner still remains at large.

    Anyone who may have seen the man, or know of his whereabouts, is asked to contact their local Garda station.