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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

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

Reports reveal issues in Irish prisons

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

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