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# oberstown - Monday 26 April, 2021

Teenager (16) gets deferred sentence for attack on boy detained in Oberstown
# Dublin Children's Court
# Dublin Children's Court

Teenager (16) gets deferred sentence for attack on boy detained in Oberstown

Apr 26th 2021, 3:43 PM 15,783 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin Children’s Court was told the pair “hit the injured party a number of times while in Oberstown Detention Centre.”

# oberstown - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

17-year-old sentenced to life for murdering his friend, with review due in 10 years
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

17-year-old sentenced to life for murdering his friend, with review due in 10 years

Dec 16th 2020, 6:53 PM 24,162 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty in August to the murder of Glen ‘Ossie’ Osborne in Dublin.

# oberstown - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Strike threats at Oberstown after female detainee moved into new mixed-gender unit
# Mixed Gender Units
# Mixed Gender Units

Strike threats at Oberstown after female detainee moved into new mixed-gender unit

Oct 15th 2020, 9:05 PM 47,792 Views 25 Comments

Staff have flagged their opposition to the move.

# oberstown - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Teenager convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting Ana Kriegel attacked at Oberstown Detention Centre
# Boy A
# Boy A

Teenager convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting Ana Kriegel attacked at Oberstown Detention Centre

May 26th 2020, 4:34 PM 168,431 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on Sunday evening.

# oberstown - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Oberstown social care staff instructed by unions not to carry out teaching duties during Covid crisis
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Oberstown social care staff instructed by unions not to carry out teaching duties during Covid crisis

May 10th 2020, 6:45 AM 25,893 Views 15 Comments

The instruction came into effect on Wednesday.

# oberstown - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Public order gardaí sent to Oberstown after staff threatened with boiling water
# Youth Detention
# Youth Detention

Public order gardaí sent to Oberstown after staff threatened with boiling water

May 7th 2020, 2:50 PM 27,495 Views 29 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Apr 20th 2020, 3:58 PM 27,899 Views 0 Comments

The prison term will be reviewed in 2032.

# oberstown - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 2:42 PM 11,364 Views 15 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Apr 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 15,531 Views 52 Comments

‘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
# Concerning
# Concerning

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

Feb 16th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,722 Views 24 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Oberstown teen launches High Court case over alleged unlawful solitary confinement

Sep 24th 2018, 1:10 PM 17,002 Views 0 Comments

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
# Youth Detention
# Youth Detention

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 58,038 Views 0 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Jul 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,018 Views 7 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 10:00 PM 117,808 Views 47 Comments

The teenager is involved with an organised crime gang.

# oberstown - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Oberstown teenager who went on rampage through Beaumont Hospital was 'high on hypnotic drugs'
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Oberstown teenager who went on rampage through Beaumont Hospital was 'high on hypnotic drugs'

Jul 8th 2018, 5:55 PM 42,819 Views 55 Comments

The incident happened on Friday night.

# oberstown - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'I had a glass window put in on top of me': Young offender armed with iron bar causes mayhem in Beaumont Hospital
# Criminal Damage
# Criminal Damage

'I had a glass window put in on top of me': Young offender armed with iron bar causes mayhem in Beaumont Hospital

Updated Jul 7th 2018, 12:31 PM 71,378 Views 168 Comments

The damage caused some delays for people in A&E.

# oberstown - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre
# Courts
# Courts

Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre

Jun 7th 2018, 9:15 PM 18,572 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 3rd 2018, 6:05 AM 25,164 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:45 AM 8,862 Views 10 Comments

However, Pat Bergin told TheJournal.ie 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
# Study
# Study

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

Oct 26th 2017, 10:33 AM 10,366 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Institutionalised
# Institutionalised

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

Jul 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 17,377 Views 0 Comments

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
# Detention
# Detention

Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents

Jun 30th 2017, 4:42 PM 10,966 Views 22 Comments

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
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

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

Jun 17th 2017, 9:30 PM 21,811 Views 31 Comments

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

A year after 'sea-change' is Ireland better at dealing with young offenders?
# Youth Detention
# Youth Detention

A year after 'sea-change' is Ireland better at dealing with young offenders?

Jun 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 11,044 Views 16 Comments

And how are we doing it?

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

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

Jun 4th 2017, 3:48 PM 13,618 Views 15 Comments

“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
# Escape
# Escape

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

May 31st 2017, 10:19 AM 11,333 Views 19 Comments

Three inmates had escaped on Monday.

# oberstown - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Two young people remain missing after absconding from Oberstown campus

May 30th 2017, 10:06 AM 18,777 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Youth Detention
# Youth Detention

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

May 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 8,890 Views 6 Comments

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
# Unruly
# Unruly

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

Feb 2nd 2017, 3:17 PM 10,994 Views 0 Comments

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
# Critical Assaults
# Critical Assaults

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

Dec 1st 2016, 6:17 PM 7,910 Views 30 Comments

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

# oberstown - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Gardaí in riot gear involved in stand-off with two detainees at Oberstown detention centre last night
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Gardaí in riot gear involved in stand-off with two detainees at Oberstown detention centre last night

Nov 1st 2016, 7:47 AM 17,296 Views 33 Comments

The incident happened at 10.30pm last night.

# oberstown - Friday 23 September, 2016

Staff member at Oberstown threatened with screwdriver in latest disturbance
# High Court
# High Court

Staff member at Oberstown threatened with screwdriver in latest disturbance

Sep 23rd 2016, 4:42 PM 8,322 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Sep 20th 2016, 3:03 PM 15,758 Views 0 Comments

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'
# High Court
# High Court

Oberstown teen claims he received 'inhuman and degrading treatment'

Sep 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,656 Views 0 Comments

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
# Children's Affairs
# Children's Affairs

Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility

Sep 19th 2016, 6:20 AM 7,559 Views 0 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

Sep 15th 2016, 5:34 PM 8,667 Views 0 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Sep 13th 2016, 7:42 PM 16,981 Views 0 Comments

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
# No Strike
# No Strike

Staff at Oberstown postpone industrial action to allow talks on safety

Sep 2nd 2016, 5:55 PM 7,319 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ursula Kilkelly
# Ursula Kilkelly

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

Sep 1st 2016, 11:16 PM 15,169 Views 31 Comments

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
# North Strand
# North Strand

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

Aug 30th 2016, 1:53 PM 22,299 Views 24 Comments

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

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