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Manhunt underway after two prisoners escape from Irish prison

Two prisoners have escaped from Loughan House prison in Cavan, sparking a major Garda manhunt.

One of the inmates is a criminal in his 20s, with over 200 criminal convictions, including for impersonating a Garda.

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The man from Cork is also a car thief.

The other person is serving a sentence for a drugs offence and is originally from the midlands.

The Irish Prison Service confirmed the incident: “The Prison Service can confirm two prisoners absconded from Loughan House on Saturday,” a spokesperson said.

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“An Garda Síochána have been notified. When a prisoner absconds An Garda Síochána are informed and they have the power to detain, arrest, and return such persons to prison.”

Loughan House prison is one of only two prisons in Ireland which are open institutions.

IMAGE – Gardainfo/Twitter

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