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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Oberstown

Last year
# Courts
Man who helped cause €120,000 in damage to Oberstown Detention Centre jailed for four years
A second man’s sentencing was adjourned to 8 July to review a psychological report.
All time
# Dublin Children's Court
Teen who kicked man to death spared conviction for 'thrashing' room during Oberstown stand-off
The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to causing €5,992 worth of criminal damage .
# Dublin Children's Court
Teenager (16) gets deferred sentence for attack on boy detained in Oberstown
The Dublin Children’s Court was told the pair “hit the injured party a number of times while in Oberstown Detention Centre.”
# Central Criminal Court
17-year-old sentenced to life for murdering his friend, with review due in 10 years
The 17-year-old pleaded guilty in August to the murder of Glen ‘Ossie’ Osborne in Dublin.
# mixed gender units
Strike threats at Oberstown after female detainee moved into new mixed-gender unit
Staff have flagged their opposition to the move.
# boy a
Teenager convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting Ana Kriegel attacked at Oberstown Detention Centre
The incident happened on Sunday evening.
# Oberstown
Oberstown social care staff instructed by unions not to carry out teaching duties during Covid crisis
The instruction came into effect on Wednesday.
# Youth Detention
Public order gardaí sent to Oberstown after staff threatened with boiling water
A group of four residents barricaded themselves in the kitchen area of the facility.
# Courts
Teenage boy receives life sentence, with review in 13 years, for murder of Cameron Blair
The prison term will be reviewed in 2032.
# Oberstown
'Significant' use of restrictive practices in child detention centre, report finds
A Hiqa report said the use of these practices should be further reduced.
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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Dublin
Child at Oberstown detention centre has a €25,000 contract out on his life
The teenager is involved with an organised crime gang.
# Oberstown
Oberstown teenager who went on rampage through Beaumont Hospital was 'high on hypnotic drugs'
The incident happened on Friday night.
# criminal damage
'I had a glass window put in on top of me': Young offender armed with iron bar causes mayhem in Beaumont Hospital
The damage caused some delays for people in A&E.
# 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.
# 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.
# Oberstown
'Difficult days in youth detention facilities are a fact of life'
However, Pat Bergin told that the system is more capable of handling those bad days now.
# 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.
# 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.
# Detention
Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents
Two incidents were resolved successfully, said the director 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.
# Youth Detention
A year after 'sea-change' is Ireland better at dealing with young offenders?
And how are we doing it?
# 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.”
# escape
One child caught and returned to Oberstown but another is still on the run
Three inmates had escaped on Monday.
# Oberstown
Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus
Three residents had taken over an office on the campus.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Oberstown
Gardaí in riot gear involved in stand-off with two detainees at Oberstown detention centre last night
The incident happened at 10.30pm last night.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Court
Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected
The case was heard in court today.
# 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.
# 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.