Sinn Fein President and Louth TD Gerry Adams has described the report of the Independent Child Death Review Group as “deeply shocking”
“It is clear that the state abdicated its duty in respect of some young people and failed to provide the adequate child protection support that should be expected of a modern state in the 21st century.”
The Louth TD called on the government to implement the recommendations of the report and to ensure that the new Child and Family Support Agency that takes effect next year has the ‘necessary financial and personnel resources to deal with this very important issue.’
The Louth TD questioned the Taoiseach on the conclusions of the Independent Child Death Review Group report during Leaders Questions in the Dáil this week. The report showed that 196 young people died who had been in contact with child protection agencies.