Oberstown reduced its use of single separation - a restricted practice that sees young people in detention separated from other people - by almost a quarter during 2018 following increased “scrutiny" on the use of the practice.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
A boy detained at Oberstown Children Detention Centre has lost his High Court challenge over being subjected to a "separation" period following an incident involving an eight-hour "standoff" between several detainees and staff.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
A new bail scheme for juveniles charged with a criminal offence is trying to keep “as many young people out of the custodial system” as possible, the head of the Probation Service has said.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
goes behind the headlines in this special report on the fall-out from recent incidents at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. As part of his report he meets Pat Bergin, the centre's Director, and hears his assessment of the situation and of his plans for the future.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
Violence, a rooftop fire, rioting, and industrial unrest — Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus had a bad week. With relations between management and unions at a low ebb, directorsays some staff are unhappy with the rate and nature of workplace change
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
The Workplace Relations Commission will this morning seek a resolution to the dispute over health and safety at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus which yesterday saw occupants locked in their rooms for four hours due to a staff work-to-rule.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016