H v Governor of a Prison and the Irish Prison Service [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 262
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance, Policies and Procedures, Dispute Resolution
Issues covered: Fair Procedures; Investigations; Disciplinary Procedures; Legal Representation


The Applicant, a prison officer, was the subject of an investigation and disciplinary proceeding. The wife of a prisoner which the Applicant supervised and another prisoner alleged the Applicant had been engaged in inappropriate behaviour, such as smuggling contraband into the prison and violently abusing prisoners. The first complainant also alleged the Applicant was harassing her via text message.

These allegations were initially the subject of an internal investigation and a reference to An Garda Síochána, but after the complainants refused to cooperate further with any investigation, the criminal investigation did not proceed, and many of the most serious allegations of

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This article is correct at 10/07/2023

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