Oberstown featured in a number of news articles during December 2018. An article in the Irish Times focused on the services available to young people in Oberstown, such as mental health and addiction services and programmes including a teen parenting and sex education course. The article also highlighted the focus on education in Oberstown, and made reference to the Oberstown strategic plan, 2017-2020.
The Irish Independent also ran a feature on life inside Oberstown at Christmas, highlighting that Santa comes to Oberstown, and that young people enjoy as normal a holiday season as possible. The article focused on the care of young people, and outlined the CEHOP model of care. The piece also highlighted the current recruitment campaign, open until Jan 17.