Prison escapee recaptured

A prisoner, who escaped while being escorted by prison authorities to Cork prison last week, has been taken back into custody by Gardai.

A prisoner, who escaped while being escorted by prison authorities to Cork prison last week, has been taken back into custody by Gardai.

33-year-old Niall Fitzpatrick from Mayfield in Cork city was found earlier today and has now been returned to the Prison.

He managed to escape his guards on the eighth of January after he was charged at Macroom District Court with unlawfully using a stolen car.

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