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jailhouse rocks Nicola Tallant discusses prison contraband, convicts and Trevor Byrne's party

Are the mob's jailhouse antics serious cause for concern or are they simply a face-saving exercise for embattled lags?

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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

A Kinahan mob prison party to celebrate the birthday of a dangerous criminal is held behind bars in an Irish jail.

An inmate uses his smart phone to upload a video where suspected hitman Trevor Byrne jokes with a Limerick criminal about high-powered weapons and later he poses with pals giving the thumbs up to the camera and in his cell where he shows off his muscle.

But are the jailhouse antics serious cause for concern or are they simply a face-saving exercise for embattled lags?

This week, I’m talking to journalist Eamon Dillon about prison contraband, convicts and the pressure on the Irish Prison Service.

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