Prisoner breaks out onto roof of Dublin jail
A security operation is underway after a prisoner broke out of a remand jail in west Dublin this evening.
The inmate made his way on to a roof at Cloverhill prison this afternoon, according to Independent.ie.
Trained negotiators are currently at the facility where they are attempting to convince the man to come down from the building.
A prison spokesman said: "We have a situation where there is a prisoner on a roof in Cloverhill Prison.
"Trained negotiators are on site at the moment."
The prisoner, who is on remand at the jail, is originally from Finglas in north Dublin.
Cloverhill is a closed, medium-security prison for adult males, which primarily caters for remand prisoners committed from the Leinster area.
It has an operational capacity of 431 prisoners.