Maze Prison to make a comeback?

The Prison Governors Association has suggested, and the Home Office is considering, bringing the Maze prison site back into service to house foreign priosners due for deportation. Although no one seems to have bothered mentioning it to the NIO or the local departments.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    They have now.

  • Darren Mac an Phríora

    That link isnt working. I don’t live there, so maybe the residents don’t mind- at that is the important thinig. But I find it disturbing that a football stadium will be built there. The idea from the PGA is ok.

  • GavBelfast

    Excellent idea if it’s genuine – anything that puts a further nail in the coffin of the ludicrous idea that is the Maze stadium pet-project is fine my me (and thousands of other attendees of football, Gaelic and rugby matches).

  • Belfast Gonzo

    It’s been ruled out by the NIO. Apologies for the defective link.

  • damon

    One of the ‘patrons’ over at the n.i football supporters site thinks that the sinn fein representative in the all party group examining the possible stadium development should be murdered.

    “He’s an utter scumbag and I would love it if somebody put a bullet in him.”

    Not sure how this fits in to a non political, non sectarian atmosphere ??

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  • Yokel

    The Home Office would carry more weight than the mandarins at the NIO.

    Having said that I think Tony would rule against if it got to cabinet level dispute and the NIMBY in me wouldnt want it either.

  • I thought the bulldozers had already gone in and started to flatten the H BLocks – it said so in The Daily Telegraph the other day, so it must be right.

  • Yokel

    Icedink, at least one is to remain standing though I believe, even after the bulldozers.

    This could turn out to be the funniest idea of the year if it gets anywhere. No idea why its funny but it worked for me.

  • Realist


    Could you post the link you refer to please?

  • Crataegus

    The place is ideally suited as a prison and dam all use as a site for a stadium. Sense at last lets have both, put the stadium at Maysfield and think of the jobs the prison would bring. Could we act as a prison service to the South while we are at it? Win win situation.

  • query

    Did they not start demolishing the Maze last week?

  • moochin photoman

    The area that is being cleared/demolished at the moment is in a pretty sorry state, mostly the nissan huts like this……

  • Ronnie

    Maybe it is coming back to haunt us