Media attention has turned from the commencement of construction work at the new national children’s detention facility at Oberstown campus, Lusk, Co. Dublin, to Government and NGO reaction to this momentous development.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick commented on Government commitment to Children’s rights in light of the new development in Oberstown but sought clarity on when 17 year-olds would move from Saint Patrick’s Institution to the new facility.
- Irish Independent, 14 October 2013, Minister hails young offenders move
- IPRT press release, 14 October 2013, Construction at Oberstown a ‘momentous’ step towards ending imprisonment of children in Ireland’
- Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 14 October 2013, Oberstown Construction Demonstrates Government commitment to implementing long-awaited reforms - Fitzgerald
- RTE News, 14 October 2013, Construction of Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre Begins