Philip Bray joined the Irish prison service in 1977, working in Limerick Prison. His book offers a bridge between the Ireland of yesterday and the Ireland of today in this intriguing account of life in the prison service in one of the most turbulent eras in recent history.
This is the story of an atrocity on Achill Island in the west of Ireland in 1894. An English landowner, Agnes McDonnell, was brutally attacked and her home - Valley House - burnt. Agnes survived but was so disfigured she wore a veil in public for the rest of her life.
Twenty-nine people convicted of murder were hanged by the Irish State: the executions were carried out in Mountjoy by the Pierrepoint family. The last met his fate in 1954 but the often shocking stories of these men and one woman have been largely forgotten. Here, for the first time, are their tragic stories, some in graphic detail.
Re-print, originally published in 2017. When John Cuffe entered Mountjoy as a young prison officer in May 1978, he stepped back into Victorian times. He knew nothing about jails, apart from what he had seen in black-and-white films on RTE: 'good' sheriffs and 'bad' hombres. Here, he reveals the raw truth of thirty tough years on the inside. Join him on a vivid, eye-opening journey .
The Cold Case Files is the latest behind-the-scenes book from Ireland's most respected crime journalist, Barry Cummins. With unparalleled access to the Garda Cold Case Unit, Cummins explores the new investigations into some of Ireland's oldest and most shocking unsolved murders.
In November 1940 the body of Moll McCarthy, an unmarried mother of seven, was found in a field in Tipperary. She had been shot. The man who reported the discovery was her neighbour Harry Gleeson. Within three months, he was convicted by an all-male jury. Within five months, he was hanged. But he was innocent, the victim of a local conspiracy.
One man's story of life in The Joy - compulsive, chilling and frank. A no-holds-barred account of a criminal's time in the notorious Dublin prison, as revealed to journalist Paul Howard. New introduction by the author.