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# oberstown - Monday 29 August, 2016

A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre

Aug 29th 2016, 9:40 PM 46,995 Views 116 Comments

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene to try and contain the blaze.

# oberstown - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Five teens apprehended after escaping from Dublin child detention centre

Aug 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 41,846 Views 122 Comments

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
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# Oberstown

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:45 PM 14,968 Views 32 Comments

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
# Child Detention
# Child Detention

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

May 31st 2016, 12:48 PM 11,393 Views 29 Comments

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

# oberstown - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns

May 25th 2016, 9:59 PM 9,839 Views 43 Comments

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
# Enough
# Enough

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

May 16th 2016, 1:56 PM 11,286 Views 47 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Three youths start fire while 'trashing' room at Dublin detention centre

Feb 27th 2016, 2:35 PM 15,607 Views 21 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

Teenager hospitalised after 'vicious' attack in child detention centre

Aug 20th 2015, 10:28 PM 26,002 Views 61 Comments

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
# Breakout
# Breakout

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

Jul 26th 2015, 7:50 PM 35,506 Views 55 Comments

One has since been returned to Oberstown.

# oberstown - Monday 30 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 30th 2015, 8:17 PM 39,367 Views 86 Comments

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
# Detention
# Detention

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

Feb 23rd 2015, 12:05 PM 20,644 Views 57 Comments

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
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

Sep 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,076 Views 4 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Dec 10th 2013, 8:18 PM 11,196 Views 31 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

Oct 14th 2013, 11:34 AM 5,170 Views 51 Comments

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
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

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

Jul 6th 2013, 4:05 PM 8,983 Views 73 Comments

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
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

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

May 30th 2013, 12:21 PM 8,143 Views 20 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

May 10th 2013, 7:50 PM 12,459 Views 2 Comments

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

# oberstown - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí

Oct 11th 2012, 2:00 PM 7,306 Views 25 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Apr 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,599 Views 4 Comments

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
# Juvenile Offenders
# Juvenile Offenders

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

Apr 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 1,626 Views 3 Comments

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
# Prisons
# Prisons

Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison

Apr 2nd 2012, 4:15 PM 2,427 Views 20 Comments

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
# Detention Centre
# Detention Centre

Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre

Jan 4th 2012, 6:11 PM 1,959 Views 17 Comments

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