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At least one-third of Oberstown detainees have lost one or both parents through separation or death, according to official figures. File photograph: Getty

A ground-breaking mentoring programme for parents of children in custody is to be extended following a review of its operations. The youth justice ch(...)

Le Chéile’s Anne Conroy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Clare was so worried about her teenage son when he began to go off the rails during fifth year at school, that she went to the gardaí about him. It wa(...)

Pictured shows volunteers from left Aengus Burke; Madeline Treacy; Anne Conroy, chief executive of Le Cheile; Ingrid Cooney (Mentor co-ordinator); and Emily Dolge. Photograph : Naoise Culhane

Young people who have become involved in crime are 28 per cent less likely to reoffend if involved in a mentoring programme, a new report has found. (...)