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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Young offenders

This year
Dublin’s new safety action plan to target prolific young offenders and roll out community wardens
The report launched today states ‘there remains a narrative that the North Inner City is unsafe’.
All time
New series of The Young Offenders to air on RTÉ One later this month
The series will air in the prime-time Late Late Show slot of 9.35pm on RTÉ One.
Young Offenders star Chris Walley wins Olivier award
The Cork native scooped the award for his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Over 600,000 tune in as Mrs Brown's Boys tops RTÉ Christmas ratings for eighth year in a row
This year’s Christmas special was watched by an average audience of 612,000 people.
Derry Girls and Young Offenders stars team up for dark comedy set during the Troubles
The play is written by the Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee.
Senior gardaí summoned to HQ over non-prosecution of 13,000 juvenile offences
Thousands of young people went unpunished for their crimes.
The Young Offenders has been nominated for a prestigious international television award
They’re going up against Channel 4′s ‘The Windsors’ as well as two other shows.
The IFTA Gala Television Awards were on last night and Derry Girls and the Young Offenders did very well
Dermot Bannon also finally won an award!
'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'
The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.
Craig David held a Billy Murphy-style singalong on a London bus this afternoon
No, Craig David was not holding these people hostage.
The Young Offenders gives 25-year-old song a huge boost - but band don't expect a windfall
We speak to the band’s drummer Ashley Keating about how they have coped with the many changes in the music industry.
Poll: Should the worst young offenders be sent to an army bootcamp?
New Zealand’s government has announced plans to crack down on the country’s worst juvenile offenders.
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.
Irish movie The Young Offenders just opened in the UK and it's getting glowing reviews
The ‘Irish buddy movie’ is making waves.
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.
Here's why everyone is raving Young Offenders - the new Irish film set in Cork
The Young Offenders just achieved the highest opening of an Irish film at the Republic of Ireland box office this year.
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.
Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure has inspired one of the year's funniest films
We met the director and the film’s stars.
Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected
The case was heard in court today.
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There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons
Just 20 of them are female.
Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.
Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.
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.
PSNI officer slashed in the face with a stanley knife
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the incident in Belfast.
Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row
The number of children involved in the Garda Diversion Programme fell by 563.
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.
Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality
John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.
Lisa McInerney: So St Pat's is to close - but that's just the first step
Report after report has documented the problems with St Patrick’s Institution – but now we need to actually deal with young offenders in a meaningful way.
"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.
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.
Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"
A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.
“The culture has not changed” – St Patrick’s Institution finally gets closed down
The head of the Irish Prison Service said that the safety of young offenders cannot be guaranteed at St Patrick’s.
Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'
The Prison Officers Association says members need special training to deal with underage inmates – and they don’t get it.
Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014
The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.
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.
OPW launches tender process for new child detention facility
Government announced earlier this year it would provide €50m in funding to end practice of detaining teenage offenders at adult prisons.
'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution
The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.
40 per cent of prisoners in St Patrick's are on protection
Prisoners at the institution, which houses offenders aged 16 to 21, are placed on protection when they are under threat from other inmates or pose a risk to the prison population.
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.