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18 Youths Die Of Suicide Or Drug Overdose In State Care In Past Decade

A Midlands TD is calling for more transparency in the system.

Eighteen children and young people died by suicide or a drug overdose while in state care over the space of a decade.

They represent almost half the total number of deaths between 2010 and 2019.

Forty-two young people died while in the care of Tusla or aftercare during that period.

Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín says more transparency is needed:

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