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tragic death Prisoner held in cell in Dublin's Criminal Courts of Justice dies after falling ill

He was given emergency treatment in the CCJ before being rushed to hospital where he later died

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A prisoner who was being held in the cells at Dublin’s Central Criminal Court died after he fell ill yesterday. 

It is understood that the man - believed to be from West Dublin - was found in the cells at around 10.20am.

He was given emergency treatment in the CCJ before being rushed to hospital where he later died.

It is understood the man was officially in garda custody rather than the Irish Prison Service (IPS) as he had yet to appear before a judge.

A Garda spokesperson said they were “aware of the death of a male in the custody area in the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, on Wednesday, December 8.

“As this man had previously been transferred from the custody of An Garda Síochána, the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) as required under Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act,” gardai said.

“An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.”

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