Immediate Release: 30th August 2016   

EPIC is gravely concerned about the impact the current industrial action in Oberstown Campus is having on children placed in the detention centre.

Speaking following the recent industrial action, Director of EPIC, Jennifer Gargan made the following statement:

EPIC is concerned about the impact the current industrial dispute is having on the overall well-being for young people residing on the campus. This is impacting on young people’s ability to attend recreational and educational activities and resulting in them being confined to their rooms for long periods.  

EPIC believes that everyone, staff and management and trade unions must work together to resolve the current dispute in order to ensure the safety, welfare and protection of children and everyone on the campus.”         

Notes to the Editor

  1. EPIC provides a Monthly Visiting Advocacy Service to young people in detention.


For all media enquiries or to arrange an interview please contact:

Jennifer Gargan, Director of EPIC                    

Telephone: 01 8727 661 Mobile: 086 607 3866

Email:  Website:

EPIC (formerly IAYPIC) is an independent association that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have had an experience of living in care.

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