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# 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.

# oberstown - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

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

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

# oberstown - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns

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

# oberstown - Monday 16 May, 2016

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

# oberstown - Saturday 27 February, 2016

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.

# oberstown - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Teenager hospitalised after 'vicious' attack in child detention centre

Three staff who tried to intervene were also injured.

# oberstown - Sunday 26 July, 2015

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

One has since been returned to Oberstown.

# oberstown - Monday 30 March, 2015

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

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

# oberstown - Monday 23 February, 2015

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

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

# oberstown - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

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

# oberstown - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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

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.

# oberstown - Monday 14 October, 2013

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

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

# oberstown - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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

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

# oberstown - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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

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.

# oberstown - Friday 10 May, 2013

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

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

# oberstown - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí

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.

# oberstown - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

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

# oberstown - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

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

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

# oberstown - Monday 2 April, 2012

Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison

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

# oberstown - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre

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