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#Oberstown

From TheJournal.ie Child Protection: The failure to publish the report into Mother & Baby Homes is part of a continued cover-up Column

Child Protection: The failure to publish the report into Mother & Baby Homes is part of a continued cover-up

‘I have no problem with due process, but when this gets in the way of truth and allows a culture of secrecy and collusion to continue, then we need to re-evaluate’, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year Concerning

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown teen launches High Court case over alleged unlawful solitary confinement Courts

Oberstown teen launches High Court case over alleged unlawful solitary confinement

He claims that on three occasions since July he has been disciplined and placed in solitary confinement as punishment.

From TheJournal.ie Staff at Oberstown in row with management because they refused to bring detainee for ice cream Youth Detention

Staff at Oberstown in row with management because they refused to bring detainee for ice cream

An ice cream van visits the campus every Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who caused €50,000 in damage to detention centre jailed for four years Oberstown

Teen who caused €50,000 in damage to detention centre jailed for four years

On one occasion Michael Ward set fire to a room.

From TheJournal.ie Child at Oberstown detention centre has a €25,000 contract out on his life Dublin

Child at Oberstown detention centre has a €25,000 contract out on his life Exclusive

The teenager is involved with an organised crime gang.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown teenager who went on rampage through Beaumont Hospital was 'high on hypnotic drugs' Oberstown
From TheJournal.ie 'I had a glass window put in on top of me': Young offender armed with iron bar causes mayhem in Beaumont Hospital Criminal Damage
From TheJournal.ie Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre Courts

Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre

The teenagers threatened their teacher with hammers before proceeding to smash “anything they could get their hands”, a court was told.

From TheJournal.ie Three teenagers sentenced to five years in prison for roles in 'rampage' at Oberstown Courts

Three teenagers sentenced to five years in prison for roles in 'rampage' at Oberstown

During the incident a roof was set on fire and missiles were thrown at staff, gardaí and fire officers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Difficult days in youth detention facilities are a fact of life' Oberstown

'Difficult days in youth detention facilities are a fact of life'

However, Pat Bergin told TheJournal.ie that the system is more capable of handling those bad days now.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect Study

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Teen with 24 convictions who started drinking and taking drugs aged 9 'real risk of institutionalisation' Institutionalised

Teen with 24 convictions who started drinking and taking drugs aged 9 'real risk of institutionalisation'

The 15-year-old is due to be sentenced for one count of robbery later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents Detention

Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents

Two incidents were resolved successfully, said the director of Oberstown.

From TheJournal.ie This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown Fresh Start

This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown

Oberstown homes the most prolific young offenders in Ireland, but this new scheme wants to keep them in their community.

From TheJournal.ie A year after 'sea-change' is Ireland better at dealing with young offenders? Youth Detention
From TheJournal.ie Oberstown director injured during youth escape from campus says the centre is a 'constant challenge' Detention Centre

Oberstown director injured during youth escape from campus says the centre is a 'constant challenge'

“It provided a stark reminder of the constant challenges an environment like Oberstown presents us with.”

From TheJournal.ie One child caught and returned to Oberstown but another is still on the run Escape

One child caught and returned to Oberstown but another is still on the run

Three inmates had escaped on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus Oberstown

Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus

Three residents had taken over an office on the campus.

From TheJournal.ie After a fire, violence and a strike Oberstown 'making real progress' Youth Detention

After a fire, violence and a strike Oberstown 'making real progress'

The number of young people being detained in Oberstown has dropped over the past 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown youth who allegedly threw TV and hit staff member is charged over siege Unruly

Oberstown youth who allegedly threw TV and hit staff member is charged over siege

The boy, now aged 17, has yet to make a plea.

From TheJournal.ie 'Regular violent assaults' lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility Critical Assaults

'Regular violent assaults' lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility

IMPACT trade union claimed staff at the facility were not given proper protective gear when dealing with violent detainees.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí in riot gear involved in stand-off with two detainees at Oberstown detention centre last night Oberstown
From TheJournal.ie Staff member at Oberstown threatened with screwdriver in latest disturbance High Court

Staff member at Oberstown threatened with screwdriver in latest disturbance

The High Court heard today there was another ‘serious disturbance’ at the youth detention centre this week.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back' Oberstown

Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'

The High Court was told today alleged confinement at the youth detention centre stems from what can only be described as a riot.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown teen claims he received 'inhuman and degrading treatment' High Court

Oberstown teen claims he received 'inhuman and degrading treatment'

The teenage boy is the fourth to bring a High Court challenge over allegedly being kept in solitary confinement.

From TheJournal.ie Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility Children's Affairs

Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility

The review will be conducted by two international experts and will focus on the capacity of the centre to deliver high standards of care.

From TheJournal.ie Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected Court

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

The case was heard in court today.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown teens strip-searched and held in solitary confinement for almost two weeks Oberstown

Oberstown teens strip-searched and held in solitary confinement for almost two weeks

The boys have been confined since a number of inmates gained access to the roof of the building.

From TheJournal.ie Staff at Oberstown postpone industrial action to allow talks on safety No Strike

Staff at Oberstown postpone industrial action to allow talks on safety

The campus had made headlines this week after a fire and violence that broke out at the facility on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown management calls on staff to defer further strike action following disturbances Ursula Kilkelly

Oberstown management calls on staff to defer further strike action following disturbances

The Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was called to the scene to quell Monday’s trouble, which saw a staff member injured.

From TheJournal.ie Car and personal items stolen from fire station as crews battled Oberstown blaze North Strand

Car and personal items stolen from fire station as crews battled Oberstown blaze

Firefighters only noticed items were missing when they went to get changed at the end of their shift early this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says Oberstown is 'fit for purpose' after fire and violence at youth detention centre Blaze

Minister says Oberstown is 'fit for purpose' after fire and violence at youth detention centre

A member of staff was injured during the disturbance.

From TheJournal.ie A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre Oberstown

A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene to try and contain the blaze.

From TheJournal.ie Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre Oberstown

Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre

Two had remained at large last night but have since been found.

From TheJournal.ie Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility Oberstown

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

From TheJournal.ie Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action Child Detention

Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

From TheJournal.ie Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns Oberstown

Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns

Unions say care workers are at risk of assaults in their jobs every day.

From TheJournal.ie Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence Enough

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

From TheJournal.ie Three youths start fire while 'trashing' room at Dublin detention centre Oberstown

Three youths start fire while 'trashing' room at Dublin detention centre

A source within the facility said staff had to assist gardaí in restraining them.

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