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Prison escapee recaptured by authorities

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The man has been returned to Limerick Prison
The man has been returned to Limerick Prison

A man who has been on the run from authorities since last week is back in custody, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed.

The prisoner (22) had been on the run since last Wednesday after escaping from Ennis District Court. 

He managed to flee the court at approximately 3.15pm along with another man who was subsequently recaptured. 

A manhunt was launched after he managed to flee the court through the back door.

He had also been updating his social media page since he absconded. 

The 22-year-old today handed himself into authorities and is back in Limerick Prison.