Pat Bergin

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 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(...)

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(...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus, Lusk, Co Dublin.

A teenager who hit the director of a children’s detention centre on the head with a metal bar and smashed up the centre has been jailed for four years(...)

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”.(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: has welcomed Hiqa’s “robust inspection process” around Oberstown. Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

Handcuffs were used on five children by staff members at Oberstown detention centre for purposes other than attendance at court, a report from the hea(...)

Pat Bergin, director,  Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over one third of the young people detained in Oberstown Children Detention Campus have a “mental health need”, almost half are at risk of abuse or ne(...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre’s outdoor basketball court. Photograph: Iain White

Two bare statistics about the Oberstown Children Detention Campus speak volumes: 55 boys and one girl. They are the August figures for the north Co Du(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some children at Oberstown detention centre were forced to spend prolonged periods in isolation or “single separation”, a report by the State’s health(...)

Oberstown Youth Detention Centre in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí were called to deal with an incident at the Oberstown Youth Detention Centre earlier this week, the director of the centre has said. Pat Bergi(...)

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