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# Detention

Last year
Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.
All time
'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US
Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.
China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries
The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.
Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law
A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.
US government still holds 565 immigrant children
Rights groups challenged the separations and a federal judge in California ordered the families brought back together by 26 July.
French teenager spent two weeks in US detention after she crossed Canada border jogging on beach
‘We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs.’
'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders
Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.
LISTEN: Children at US detention centre cry out for parents, plead with immigration agents
The audio features the voice of a six-year-old girl who repeatedly asks officials to call her aunt so she can leave.
Gardaí called to Oberstown over 'disturbance' involving residents
Two incidents were resolved successfully, said the director of Oberstown.
China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'
Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.
Turkish police detain 400 suspected members of Islamic State
Some of the people detained are suspected of planning attacks.
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.
15-year-old boy facing additional jail time for throwing paint at fellow teenager on Luas
The boy had viciously assaulted his victim one month prior to the Luas incident the court heard today.
Refugee convicted of attempting suicide during attempt to move him
The man was moved from an Australian-funded detention camp on the Pacific island of Nauru.
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.
A Canadian teenager got detention for wearing this dress and her response was brilliant
It was an “inappropriate and a sexual distraction to the young men.”
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.
How many children were sent to detention schools this year?
There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.
Irish man stopped while boarding ferry to Holyhead, €168,000 seized
A detention order for the man was granted today at the Criminal Courts of Justice.
Fifth male arrested in UK terrorism investigation
The arrest took place on Tuesday but was not disclosed at the time for operational reasons.
Trial of human rights activist 'based on scant and dubious evidence'
Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.
More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013
There were 1,591 adult involuntary admissions last year and 541 regrades of patients.
Californian man charged with decade-long kidnap of ex-girlfriend's daughter
Garcia allegedly groomed her while still living with her mother, and then kidnapped her after a fight.
It's 30 years since The Breakfast Club met for detention
Don’t you forget about me.
Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore
In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.
One of the largest fishing vessels in the world detained by Irish Naval Service
It brings to 922 the number of boardings conducted this year by the Naval Service.
Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.
No update on status of Halawa siblings being held in Egypt
The four Irish citizens have been detained in a Cairo prison for nearly a week.
12 incredible reasons for getting a detention
If you’re going to get in trouble, it might as well be for a brilliant reason.
Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes
The religious orders who were responsible for the Magdalene Laundries should give money towards the compensation scheme, but Enda Kenny says he won’t go down the legal route to ensure they do.
Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors
The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.
16 things that made you THE coolest kid in school
You owned those corridors.
British fishing vessel detained off Aran Islands
The vessel was detained by the Naval Service in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations
The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.
Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.
Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.
Naval Service detain Spanish fishing vessel off Cork coast
The detention of the vessel was in relation go alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Naval Service detain fishing vessel off Cork coast
The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Law reform could expedite appeals over mental health detention
The length of time to appeal being institutionalised may be shortened if changes to the Mental Health Act are introduced. Campaigners say it is not enough to address the issue of “involuntary detention”.