A violent prisoner has been sentenced for punching the Governor of Cloverhill Prison but won't actually serve any extra jail time.
Brendan Cummins of Lios Dubh, Armagh Road in Dundalk, Co. Louth is already serving a sentence for a series of assaults.
The 21-year-old punched Governor Ronan Maher three times in the yard of Cloverhill’s D-Wing on February 20th last.
Brendan Cummins has a string of previous convictions – ten of which are for assault.
Judge Kathryn Hutton today handed down a three month sentence for the assault on Governor Maher, but suspended the final two months.
That sentence begins today but Cummins is already serving a sentence for a separate assault and isn’t due to be released until the end of September, so in effect he won’t serve any additional time for punching the Governor