Lena Timoney

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Oberstown children’s detention centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

“When you are out in Dublin, a guard stops you without any reason and brings you to the station, and you are let out 20 minutes later, which is a wast(...)

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(...)

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

Pat Bergin talks more like a social worker than someone in charge of a detention facility. He doesn’t speak about crimes but “challenging behaviour”.(...)

Oberstown detention centre: courts sent 92 offenders there in the first three months of 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than half of young people in Oberstown children’s detention centre have mental-health needs, according to the centre’s deputy director, Lena Tim(...)