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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Oberstown

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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.
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.
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.
Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre
Two had remained at large last night but have since been found.
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.
Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action
Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.
Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns
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
There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.
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.
Teenager hospitalised after 'vicious' attack in child detention centre
Three staff who tried to intervene were also injured.
Four teenagers broke out of a €56 million child detention facility
One has since been returned to Oberstown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.