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# oberstown - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

# oberstown - Sunday 10 May, 2020

# oberstown - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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.

# oberstown - Monday 20 April, 2020

Teenage boy receives life sentence, with review in 13 years, for murder of Cameron Blair

The prison term will be reviewed in 2032.

# oberstown - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'Significant' use of restrictive practices in child detention centre, report finds

A Hiqa report said the use of these practices should be further reduced.

# oberstown - Sunday 21 April, 2019

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.

# oberstown - Saturday 16 February, 2019

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”.

# oberstown - Monday 24 September, 2018

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.

# oberstown - Friday 3 August, 2018

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 - Saturday 28 July, 2018

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

On one occasion Michael Ward set fire to a room.

# oberstown - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

The teenager is involved with an organised crime gang.

# oberstown - Sunday 8 July, 2018

# oberstown - Saturday 7 July, 2018

# oberstown - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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 - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'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.

# oberstown - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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.

# oberstown - Saturday 15 July, 2017

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.

# oberstown - Friday 30 June, 2017

Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents

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

# oberstown - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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.

# oberstown - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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.”

# oberstown - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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

Three inmates had escaped on Monday.

# oberstown - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus

Three residents had taken over an office on the campus.

# oberstown - Monday 29 May, 2017

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 2 February, 2017

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'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 - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

# oberstown - Friday 23 September, 2016

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 - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Monday 19 September, 2016

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.

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

The case was heard in court today.

# oberstown - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Friday 2 September, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

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.

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

A member of staff was injured during the disturbance.

# oberstown - Monday 29 August, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre

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

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