Damien Hernon

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The use of solitary confinement in Oberstown, known as “single separation”, has dropped dramatically. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reports of disciplinary incidents at the State’s only child detention facility have more than doubled in the last two years. Since 2016 the number of(...)

Damien Hernan, deputy director at Oberstown, which is home to some of Ireland’s most troubled  children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

At the back of every block in Oberstown – Ireland’s secure place to hold troubled, violent children – is a bleak little room completely devoid of furn(...)