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#St Patrick's Institution

# st-patricks-institution - Saturday 4 April, 2015

"Your borstal is a disgrace": A grim century of St Pat's
# Borstal Boys
# Borstal Boys

"Your borstal is a disgrace": A grim century of St Pat's

Apr 4th 2015, 10:00 PM 31,364 Views 24 Comments

St Patrick’s Institution started in Co Tipperary – and was once condemned by Fr Edward Flanagan of ‘Boys’ Town’ fame.

# st-patricks-institution - 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 39,406 Views 86 Comments

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

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
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# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 30th 2015, 12:57 PM 7,860 Views 0 Comments

All of the news, none of the waiting.

# st-patricks-institution - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,708 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# st-patricks-institution - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Human rights training course launched for prison staff
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Human rights training course launched for prison staff

Dec 11th 2013, 4:04 PM 6,090 Views 87 Comments

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.

# st-patricks-institution - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons
# Visiting Reports
# Visiting Reports

Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisons

Sep 12th 2013, 12:34 PM 6,973 Views 54 Comments

Reports by the Department of Justice were published today and found that there were many areas to be praised – but also many that needed work.

# st-patricks-institution - Friday 3 May, 2013

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'

May 3rd 2013, 11:58 AM 14,055 Views 63 Comments

The Prison Officers Association says members need special training to deal with underage inmates – and they don’t get it.

# st-patricks-institution - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

St Patrick's report positive - but says violence and gangs are still a problem
# Report
# Report

St Patrick's report positive - but says violence and gangs are still a problem

Jan 23rd 2013, 9:34 AM 3,609 Views 6 Comments

The report said that housing 16 and 17 year olds continues to be a challenge at the prison.

# st-patricks-institution - Monday 12 November, 2012

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years
# Prison Phones
# Prison Phones

Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick's Institution double in 3 years

Nov 12th 2012, 2:50 PM 5,084 Views 11 Comments

The juvenile detention centre has had more illegal mobile phones seized so far this year than any other prison.

# st-patricks-institution - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

OPW launches tender process for new child detention facility
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

OPW launches tender process for new child detention facility

Jul 31st 2012, 10:18 AM 2,530 Views 11 Comments

Government announced earlier this year it would provide €50m in funding to end practice of detaining teenage offenders at adult prisons.

# st-patricks-institution - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

'Disturbing issues' uncovered by probe of St Patrick's youth institution

May 22nd 2012, 5:51 PM 5,799 Views 10 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons is undertaking a “far reaching” inquiry into the institution, where 16 and 17-year-olds are held.

# st-patricks-institution - 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 2,429 Views 20 Comments

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

# st-patricks-institution - Monday 21 November, 2011

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons
# Prison
# Prison

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons

Nov 21st 2011, 2:17 PM 2,688 Views 4 Comments

The 2010 reports on Ireland’s prisons reveal the issues that are affecting staff and prisoners – from smuggled mobile phones to gangs.

# st-patricks-institution - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 6th 2011, 7:51 PM 2,202 Views 0 Comments

Our usual wrap-up of the day’s news, and some bits you may have missed from the last 24 hours.