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Dance for 'joy Shocking video shows career criminal and fellow inmates partying in Mountjoy cell

The video is the latest to emerge of criminals in the jail.

THIS is a career criminal with close links to a Kinahan cartel murder victim partying with fellow inmates behind bars in Mountjoy.

The man, from Dublin’s north inner city, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was recorded singing along to Sorry by Joel Corry with four other inmates as they partied in a cell of the north Dublin prison.

The man had close links to Derek Coakley Hutch who was shot dead outside Wheatfield Prison in Dublin as part of the Kinahan-Hutch feud in January 2018.

Despite his close links to Coakley Hutch, the man, who is a drug addict and considered a reckless criminal, was previously pictured posing behind bars with associates of the Kinahan cartel.

The video is the latest to emerge of criminals in Mountjoy.

Last week the Sunday World obtained phone footage from inside the prison showing one of the Kinahan cartel's most feared gunmen laughing and joking about shootings.

A prison album of mob pictures taken in the high-security jail also shows how the same gunman, Trevor Byrne - who was chief suspect for the 2014 shooting of John Gilligan and who was quizzed over the murder of Eddie "Ned" Hutch (58) - is living the high life with his fellow Kinahan cartel inmates behind bars.

Our exclusive video showed a Limerick criminal, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, mimicking a shooting with his hands shaped like a gun.

In the clip, Trevor Byrne (41) jokes 'no recoil on this' and the Limerick hood sounds off four shots before the pair break into peals of laughter.

"What way did you do him?" Byrne asks.

"With the big one, like this," the Limerick thug responds, before mimicking the noise of a machine gun.

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It comes as we reveal the amount of drugs and phones seized inside prisons has risen to new record levels.

There were 1,191 drug seizures made in the first ten months of 2021, more than in the whole of 2020 and nearly double the figures from five years ago.

There were 1,338 phones seized, marking an increase from last year’s total of 1,251 - again almost double the number seized in 2016.

A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service said the prevention of contraband being accessed in prison is “a high priority”.

“The suspension of visits for significant periods since March 2020, as a result of Covid-19, has forced a shift in the methods used for trafficking contraband into prisons.

“We have seen an increase in the number of ‘throw overs’ — contacts on the outside attempting to throw mobile phones and drugs into exercise yards.

“Due to the regimes currently in operation in our prisons, prison staff have been able to identify and intercept many of these ‘throw-overs’ ensuring they do not reach the prison population.

“In addition, staff have increased the use of random and intelligence led cell searches on a daily basis.

“Our Canine Unit carry out searches around the prisons, including a greater focus on searching deliveries."

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