Irish Prison Service search for escaped prisoner

A convicted drug dealer has escaped from an open prison in Co Cavan.

The Dubliner, who has been in jail for over 10 years, absconded from Loughan House near North Leitrim on Monday.

The Irish Prison Service has confirmed his escape and says Gardaí have been notified.

The prisoner, who had been convicted for firearms and drug offences, was due for release in around three years time.