A prisoner is fighting for his life in hospital after an attack at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.
ardaí is investigating the serious attack that occurred on Friday evening.
The man, in his 30s, is currently being treated for serious injuries at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
He was sentenced midweek to six and a half years for possession of a semi-automatic pistol last year.
A Garda spokesman said the scene had been technically investigated and an interim hold had been set up at Mountjoy Garda Station while the investigation is ongoing.
Four men are believed to have broken into the man’s cell and brutally beat him.
Prison officials arrived at the scene.
A number of prison officials are also said to be giving testimony to Gardaí.
The four men entering the victim’s cell are believed to be under surveillance.
The Irish Prison Service confirmed that one prisoner was seriously injured in one incident.
“The matter is being investigated by the Prison Service and is also being investigated by Garda,” he added.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/prisoner-30s-fighting-for-his-life-following-assault-by-four-other-inmates-in-mountjoy-cell-41878857.html Prisoner (30 years old) fighting for his life after being attacked by four other inmates in Mountjoy cell