State fails to act on child deaths

Two years: that's how long it took to compile the report; 196 is the number of children who died; zero is the number of key recommendations that have been fully implemented.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th March, 2013
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the report by the independent child death review group.

Publication of the report into the deaths of 196 children under state care dominated the airwaves when it was published last June. Taoiseach Enda Kenny described it as a "litany of shame", while Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald described the 500-page report as "harrowing".

"What we have found, I would say, in many ways was a disgrace," Fitzgerald said when the report by the independent child death review group (ICDRG) was published.


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