Almost half the children who died while in state care over the last decade, passed away from drug overdoses or suicide.

Forty two young people died between 2010 and 2019, twelve of them by suicide and another six by overdose.

In total 206 children and young people, who were in care or who were known to child protection services, died during the same period.

Aontú Tuam representative Luke Peter Silke told Midwest News the statistics are harrowing...

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