The judge in the juvenile court of Cork District Court yesterday refused jurisdiction to deal with the case against a teenager accused of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to a two-year-old boy last March.
Fri, 20 Sep, 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
A young man who was allegedly involved in rooftop protest at a youth detention centre - when a fire was started which caused significant damage - has lost a High Court challenge to a delay in prosecuting him.
Mon, 13 May, 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
Children and an elderly man were in the sitting room of a house in Listowel town, Co Kerry, shortly after midnight last Saturday night/Sunday morning when two youths armed with various items including an axe smashed the sitting room windows and door into the room, the juvenile court was told today.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has welcomed a report showing significant improvements at the Oberstown youth detention facility, but said more effort was needed regarding restrictive practices involving children.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018
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
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