A residential unit at Oberstown Children Detention Campus, in  Co Dublin where Boys A and B will serve  at least three years of their respective  sentences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff in Oberstown Children Detention Campus watched with trepidation as the trial of two 14-year-old boys who murdered of Ana Kriégel neared its end (...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus in Malheney,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fifth of young people in custody are members of the Traveller community, double the proportion in adult prisons, new figures show. Oberstown Childr(...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Most children who have permission to go home for Christmas from the State’s only youth detention centre decide to stay locked up instead. Homelessnes(...)