Press Releases

14/12/2016 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone and Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality David Stanton jointly publish Progress Report on the Youth Justice Action Plan 2014-2018

20/05/2016 Minister Zappone announces appointment of new Board of Management and governance reforms in Oberstown

15/05/2015 Minister Fitzgerald announces extension of Garda Youth Diversion Projects to 10 new locations

19/12/2014 Minister Fitzgerald announces Dormant Accounts funding for social inclusion measures to tackle youth crime

03/02/2014 Ministers Fitzgerald and Shatter welcome the publication of 'Tackling Youth Crime': Youth Justice Action Plan 2014-2018 

30/12/2013 Minister Shatter publishes the Annual Report of the Committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme 2012 

21/01/2013 Minister Shatter publishes the Annual Report of the Committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme 2011 

23/06/2012 Minister Fitzgerald extends Childrens Ombudsman's remit to cover St. Patricks Institution.

Move marks next step in Minister's reform agenda for child detention. 

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02/04/2012 Minister Fitzgerald to end detention of 16-17 year olds in St. Patrick's Institution 

13/09/2011 Minister Shatter publishes 2010 Report on the Garda Diversion Programme and announces appointments to the Programme’s Monitoring Committee 

19/08/2010 Minister Andrews welcomes reduction in youth crime 

25/02/2010 Irish Youth Justice Service - Second Biennial Conference

14/07/2009 Minister for Children welcomes publication of 'Designing Effective Local Responses to Youth Crime'

28/07/2008 Minister for Children welcomes decision to provide for three additional Judges to the District Court to deal with cases involving children

18/07/2008 Commencement of Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

09/04/2008 Minister for Children launches sailing boat restored by boys and staff in Finglas Child and Adolescent Centre

27/03/2008 Minister for Children launches National Youth Justice Strategy 2008-2010

06/03/2008 Minister for Children announces new national detention facility for children and teenagers

22/10/2007 Minister Lenihan launches new Garda Youth Diversion Project in Blanchardstown

10/09/2007 Establishment of 12 new Garda Youth Diversion Projects

07/09/2007 Minister for Children officially opens new Girls Remand and Assessment Unit in Oberstown Girls School

01/03/2007 S.I. No. 64 of 2007 – Children Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2007

02/02/2007 Irish Youth Justice Sub-Programme in the NDP

04/01/2007 Ten new Garda Youth Diversion Projects established

10/07/2006 Minister McDowell approves the establishment of 10 new Garda Youth Diversion Projects