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During the disturbances, cell doors and televisions were damaged while it is understood human faeces was also thrown onto the landing

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Murder accused Paul Crosby

Murder accused Paul Crosby

Murder accused Paul Crosby

A man charged with the murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods has been transferred out of a Dublin prison following a night of unrest behind bars.

Paul Crosby was one of several inmates allegedly involved in damaging prison cells on the C-landing of Mountjoy Prison in recent weeks.

During the disturbances, cell doors and televisions were damaged while it is understood human faeces was also thrown onto the landing.

No injuries to prison staff were reported and the incident was later safely contained by authorities.

Sources said Paul Crosby (26) was one of the alleged ringleaders of the incident in which a number of inmates took part.

Another prisoner believed to have led the disorder was Blanchardstown criminal Michael Jones (28), currently serving a prison sentence for dangerous driving causing death.

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James Walsh. Photo credit: RTE

James Walsh. Photo credit: RTE

James Walsh. Photo credit: RTE

Clondalkin man James Walsh (37), jailed over a Kinahan cartel weapons arsenal seizure in 2017, is also suspected of being involved in the unrest.

All three men have since been removed from the prison and were transferred to the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

"There are suspicions that Crosby and Jones were involved in this disturbance and have been moved out along with Walsh to stop any more trouble from happening," one source told the Herald.

"TVs were thrown around, cell doors were damaged," the source said, adding that bags of faeces were even being thrown by some inmates.

"Thankfully no staff were injured".

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Keane Mulready-Woods.

Keane Mulready-Woods.

Keane Mulready-Woods.

 

It is understood there has been no similar outbursts from prisoners since.

When contacted by the Herald, a spokesman for the Irish Prison Service (IPS) said it does not comment on individual prisoner cases.

Crosby is currently awaiting trial before the Special Criminal Court after being charged with the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods (17).

The teenager was reported missing in January 2019 and his remains were discovered in different parts of Dublin days later.

Crosby, of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, Co Louth, is also serving a prison sentence for arson imposed by Drogheda Circuit Court in 2020.

He was initially jailed for four and a half years but last May the Court of Appeal reduced his sentence to a total of three years.

His alleged accomplice in the prison unrest, Michael Jones, was handed a five-year prison term in 2019 after being convicted of dangerous driving causing death.

The third inmate transferred in recent days - James Walsh from Wheatfield Drive in Clondalkin, Dublin - is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence over a massive firearms seizure linked to the Kinahan cartel at Greenogue Business Park in January 2017.

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