A leading Child Law solicitor has described the trial of the two boys who killed Ana Kriegel as “a master class in how criminal trials should be run and in particular how criminal trials involving juveniles should be run.”
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
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
An incident at Oberstown children’s detention centre last August, in which a number of young people got on to the roof, involved “significant” damage to a building and was the “most serious” at the unit in Lusk for some 20 years, the High Court has heard.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said she has great faith in the management at Oberstown youth detention campus despite four teenage boys bringing legal challenges over being kept in solitary confinement following at riot at the site.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
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
A district judge who complained that reports from the Oberstown youth detention and education centre in Dublin are meaningless and unhelpful to the court was told yesterday that the emphasis was on providing therapy to the youths, but that his concern about reports would be examined.
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015
The judge who accused Oberstown detention and education centre for troubled teenagers of incompetence yesterday said its failure to provide detailed reports on juvenile offenders to courts was unfair to the communities who had to live with the youths.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015