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#Young offenders

# young-offenders - Monday 8 April, 2019

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.

# young-offenders - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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.

# young-offenders - Saturday 1 September, 2018

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.

# young-offenders - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Senior gardaí summoned to HQ over non-prosecution of 13,000 juvenile offences

Thousands of young people went unpunished for their crimes.

# young-offenders - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Young Offenders has been nominated for a prestigious international television award Rose D'Or

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.

# young-offenders - Friday 1 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge The IFTA Gala Television Awards were on last night and Derry Girls and the Young Offenders did very well IFTAs

# young-offenders - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'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.

# young-offenders - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Craig David held a Billy Murphy-style singalong on a London bus this afternoon Craig David

Craig David held a Billy Murphy-style singalong on a London bus this afternoon

No, Craig David was not holding these people hostage.

# young-offenders - Monday 19 March, 2018

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.

# young-offenders - Monday 14 August, 2017

Poll: Should the worst young offenders be sent to an army bootcamp? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# young-offenders - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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.

# young-offenders - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Irish movie The Young Offenders just opened in the UK and it's getting glowing reviews Caaaark

Irish movie The Young Offenders just opened in the UK and it's getting glowing reviews

The ‘Irish buddy movie’ is making waves.

# young-offenders - Friday 23 September, 2016

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.

# young-offenders - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Here's why everyone is raving Young Offenders - the new Irish film set in Cork Irish Film

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.

# young-offenders - Monday 19 September, 2016

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.

# young-offenders - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure has inspired one of the year's funniest films

We met the director and the film’s stars.

# young-offenders - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Claims teens were kept in solitary confinement at Oberstown are rejected

The case was heard in court today.

# young-offenders - Monday 30 March, 2015

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# young-offenders - Monday 26 January, 2015

There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons

Just 20 of them are female.

# young-offenders - Friday 19 December, 2014

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.

# young-offenders - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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.

# young-offenders - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

PSNI officer slashed in the face with a stanley knife

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the incident in Belfast.

# young-offenders - Monday 30 December, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Monday 15 July, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Sunday 7 July, 2013

"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.

# young-offenders - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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.

# young-offenders - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

“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.

# young-offenders - 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.

# young-offenders - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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.

# young-offenders - Thursday 11 October, 2012

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.

# young-offenders - 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.

# young-offenders - 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.

# young-offenders - Saturday 28 April, 2012

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.

# young-offenders - Monday 2 April, 2012

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.