Oberstown detention campus  in Lusk, Co Dublin. It can accommodate 48 boys and six girls up to the age of 18. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than half the children at the Oberstown detention campus last year were not engaged in any education prior to being sent there, and almost a quar(...)

Oberstown detention centre. Photograph: Iain White / Fennell Photography

The authors of a two-year-old report raising “serious concerns” around conditions in Oberstown youth detention facility, have criticised a decision no(...)

During the first quarter of 2017 there were 69 people in the Oberstown facility in north Dublin, all of them males aged 13-18.

More than half of the children detained in the State’s youth detention facility at the start of last year had lost one or both parents. During the fi(...)

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

One of two young offenders who escaped from Oberstown children’s detention campus on Monday night has been caught. A statement released by Oberstown(...)

Some residents at the Oberstown Detention Campus, Dublin (above) climbed up onto the roof of one of the buildings. During a stoppage by staff last month, children were confined to their bedrooms but some escaped and a major fire broke out. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Two international experts are to conduct a review of operations at the Oberstown children detention centre in north Dublin. Prof Barry Goldson, of t(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: successfully sued the State in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014 for failing to protect her from sexual abuse by principal Leo Hickey while a pupil at Dunderrow national school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins.

The State risks another challenge by a school sex abuse victim in the European Court of Human Rights because of the narrow way in which it is interpr(...)