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453. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the name of the governor of Portlaoise prison; when they were appointed; and the name of the previous governor and the date of their appointment. [24350/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that the names of Governors assigned to prisons across the prison estate is published on the Irish Prison Service website www.irishprisons.ie.
The current operational Governor of Portlaoise Prison John Farrell was assigned with effect from Saturday 02 June 2018.
The previous operational Governor of Portlaoise Prison Daniel Robbins was assigned on 06 October 2014 and retired on 04 May 2018. From 05 May 2018 - 01 June 2018 Ethel Gavin Acting Campus Governor was the operational Governor of Portlaoise Prison.