A convicted drug dealer has escaped from an open prison in County Cavan.
The man in his 50s absconded from Loughan House earlier this week.
The Dubliner has been in jail for over ten years on drug and firearm offences and was due to complete his sentence in around three years’ time.
He had recently been serving his time in the open prison at Loughan House in County Cavan; however, it is understood he faced being transferred to a closed prison for breaching prison rules.
The Irish Prison Service has confirmed a prisoner absconded from Loughan House on Monday. It said the Gardai have been notified.