BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Oberstown Children Detention Campus is governed by a Board of Management appointed by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs under the Children Act 2001, as amended (s. 164). Under the Act (s. 167), the Board has 12 members plus a Chairperson and the membership includes: representatives of the Minister’s Department, the Department of Education and Skills and Túsla;  two representatives from the local community and two staff members, with five members identified via the State Boards appointment process.  Members are appointed for a term, renewable, of up to four years. The Board’s authority is set out in the 2001 Act (primarily ss. 165 and 167) which provides that it has such powers as are necessary or expedient for the exercise of its functions.

The new Board of Management of Oberstown was appointed by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD on 1 June 2019 under the Children Act 2001. 

The Minister re-appointed Professor Ursula Kilkelly of the School of Law, University College Cork to the position of Chairperson of the Oberstown Board for a period of four years.  

The Minister has also appointed twelve other members to the Board as follows; 

Name

Appointment

Term

Mr. Tadgh Delaney

DCYA (Re-appointment)

4 years

Mr. Eamon Clavin

DES (Re-appointment)

4 years

Mr. Pat Rooney

Local resident (Re-appointment)

3 years

Ms. Elizabeth Howard

Local resident (Re-appointment)

3 years

Mr. Laoise Manners

Staff (Re-appointment)

2 years

Mr. Craig Mulligan

Staff

2 years

Ms. Linda Creamer

Tusla (Re-appointment)

4 years

Mr. Don O’Leary

PAS (Re-appointment)

3 years

Ms. Emer Woodful

PAS (Re-appointment)

3 years

Ms. Jennifer Gargan

PAS

4 years

Ms. Bernadette Costello

PAS

4 years

Mr. John McDaid

PAS

4 years