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joy brawl Kinahan Cartel linked thug Mark Carlyle sanctioned for vicious attack in prison yard

The inmate was brought to hospital where he received treatment for 'severe facial injuries'

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Mark Carlyle pictured at Dublin District Court

Mark Carlyle pictured at Dublin District Court

Mark Carlyle pictured at Dublin District Court

A violent Dublin thug who has close links to the Kinahan cartel is under disciplinary sanction in Mountjoy Prison after he savagely attacked another inmate who required hospital treatment.

Mark Carlyle (28) of Derry Park, Crumlin, who is serving combined sentences of just over 10 years attacked another “violent and disruptive” inmate in the ‘D’ exercise yard in the jail on Thursday.

Jail insiders say that Carlyle has been moved to a different part of the prison and has been issued with a ‘P19’ form for “fighting in the exercise yard".

P19 reports are handed to prisoners who have broken prison regulations and can lead to various punishments, depending on the severity of the offence.

This week’s incident unfolded when Carlyle attacked the other prisoner who is understood to be originally from Bray, Co Wicklow.

This inmate was only recently transferred to Mountjoy Prison from the Midlands Prison after he assaulted another prisoner in the Co Laois facility.

After the attack, the inmate was brought to hospital where he received treatment for “severe facial injuries". He has since been discharged.

“The victim is no angel himself – he also has a history of violence within the prison system,” a jail insider said.

When contacted an Irish Prison Services spokesman said that he would not comment on individual prisoners.

Carlyle was jailed for seven and a half years in July, 2018, for a sickening assault that almost left his victim dead.

He was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Court after a jury convicted him of assault causing harm to Mark Conway on Captain’s Road, Crumlin, on October 12, 2015.

He was also convicted of violent disorder on the same date, at the same location.

Mr Conway was left with life changing injuries and there were fears that he might die before he was placed in a medically induced coma.

He was kicked a number of times in the head during the course of the shocking early morning attack and suffered severe injuries to his face and head.

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In the lead up to the trial, the Conway family suffered a brutal campaign of intimidation.

Their home was attacked five times including an incident where a car connected to the family was burnt out at the property in a sinister arson incident.

However, most of the attacks at the Crumlin house involved windows being broken with hammers, iron bars and other weapons.

Former All Ireland boxing champion Carlyle is also serving a separate three year sentence for the unlawful possession of a firearm at Pearse Park, Windmill Road, Crumlin on June 21, 2015.

The sawn-off gun was found in some undergrowth and was found to be a 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun with 12 gauge cartridges.

Carlyle’s 110 previous convictions include firearms offences, assault of a garda, obstructing a garda, 21 for threatening and abusive behaviour, intoxication in a public place, dangerous driving and permitting a horse to pose a danger to the public.

In the unusual horse case he received a five months suspended sentence after he jumped on a horse and put gardai in danger while they were trying to seize the animal at a stable at Lisle Road, Crumlin, in May, 2014.

Last year in Irish prisons there were a total of 250 recorded “prisoner on prisoner assaults” compared to 452 in the previous year.

This included 26 in Mountjoy Prison in 2020 compared to 103 in the same jail in 2019.

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