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

Aug 30th 2016, 1:20 PM 24,724 Views 73 Comments

A member of staff was injured during the disturbance.

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

Aug 29th 2016, 9:40 PM 47,006 Views 116 Comments

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

Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre
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Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre

Aug 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 41,878 Views 122 Comments

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

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility
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Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:45 PM 14,976 Views 32 Comments

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

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

May 31st 2016, 12:48 PM 11,399 Views 29 Comments

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns
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Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns

May 25th 2016, 9:59 PM 9,845 Views 43 Comments

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

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence
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Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

May 16th 2016, 1:56 PM 11,303 Views 45 Comments

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

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

Feb 27th 2016, 2:35 PM 15,608 Views 21 Comments

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

Teenager hospitalised after 'vicious' attack in child detention centre
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Teenager hospitalised after 'vicious' attack in child detention centre

Aug 20th 2015, 10:28 PM 26,008 Views 61 Comments

Three staff who tried to intervene were also injured.

Four teenagers broke out of a €56 million child detention facility
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Four teenagers broke out of a €56 million child detention facility

Jul 26th 2015, 7:50 PM 35,551 Views 55 Comments

One has since been returned to Oberstown.

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today
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Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today

Mar 30th 2015, 8:17 PM 39,431 Views 86 Comments

The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus
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Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

Feb 23rd 2015, 12:05 PM 20,662 Views 57 Comments

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

Three child detention centres to be made into just one
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Three child detention centres to be made into just one

Sep 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,082 Views 4 Comments

The schools are on the same campus but are to be brought under one director.

Seven young offenders released as judge rules kids should get remission too
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Seven young offenders released as judge rules kids should get remission too

Dec 10th 2013, 8:18 PM 11,210 Views 31 Comments

The ruling by a High Court judge today closes a gap in the law which meant teenagers had to serve full sentences, even though adults don’t.

After five-year delay, work finally begins on new youth detention centre in Dublin
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After five-year delay, work finally begins on new youth detention centre in Dublin

Oct 14th 2013, 11:34 AM 5,175 Views 51 Comments

The new facilities at Oberstown will house all offenders aged under 18.

Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield
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Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield

Jul 6th 2013, 4:05 PM 9,041 Views 73 Comments

After visiting Wheatfield, the Children’s Ombdusman Emily Logan said she felt reassured about the move.

Juvenile offenders were sent to their rooms for up to 2 hours a day
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Juvenile offenders were sent to their rooms for up to 2 hours a day

May 30th 2013, 12:21 PM 8,154 Views 20 Comments

A HIQA report into Oberstown House detention school has found that the school has met all of the 13 recommendations set out in an action plan.

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job
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The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job

May 10th 2013, 7:50 PM 12,459 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí
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HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí

Oct 11th 2012, 2:00 PM 7,308 Views 25 Comments

The report said there has been no outcome from a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman and there was “little external advocacy and intervention” on behalf of the young person involved.

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics
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Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Apr 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,600 Views 4 Comments

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

Ombudsman welcomes decision to end detention of children in St Patrick’s
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Ombudsman welcomes decision to end detention of children in St Patrick’s

Apr 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 1,626 Views 3 Comments

The decision to end the long-standing practice of housing juvenile offenders in an adult prison has been welcomed.

Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison
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Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison

Apr 2nd 2012, 4:15 PM 2,429 Views 20 Comments

The €50m funding will mean the end of housing underage offenders in St Patrick’s Institution, which is an adult prison.

Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre
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Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre

Jan 4th 2012, 6:11 PM 1,960 Views 17 Comments

Alan Shatter has shelved plans for a new detention centre near Lusk, but has been attacked from many sides for doing so.