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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Child Deaths

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'Medical checks' for all children at US border posts after 8-year-old boy dies on Christmas Eve
It is the second death of a migrant child in the care and custody of US Customs and Border Protection in a month.
Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure
ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.
78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt
Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.
Three children found dead in Suffolk house
The infants are believed to be aged three, two and eleven months.
Children's Minister to appear before Oireachtas health committee
Frances Fitzgerald’s appearance before the the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children comes in the aftermath of the damning report on the deaths of children in care between 2000 and 2010.
Russian woman accused of throwing sons to their deaths
Investigation underway into deaths of boys aged four and seven.
So much partying and do as the Romans do: The week in quotes
“What we have found, in one word, is a disgrace.”
Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.
Column: Children, especially vulnerable ones, are not this society’s priority
Yesterday’s shocking report exposes our tendency to blame young people rather than listening to their cries, writes Catherine Joyce.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’
There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.
Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds
The Independent Child Death Review Group underlines a catalogue of major failings of the State’s child support services.
'Harrowing' report find deaths of some children in State care were preventable
The independent report examined the deaths of 196 vulnerable children who were living under the care of the State from 2000 – 2010.
Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'
The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.
Parents of six children who died in Derby fire charged with murder
Michael and Mairead Philpott are due in court tomorrow.
Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'
Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.
Dutch Catholic institute to review child deaths
The deaths of 40 children at the home in the early 1950s are not being treated as suspicious, according to Dutch prosecutors.
UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Mother sentenced to 16 years for killing three children
Theresa Riggi admitted killing her three young children in August 2010 and to trying to cover her actions with a gas explosion.
Three Chinese children die after poisoning from 'tainted milk'
At least 34 people have fallen ill after drinking milk that contained nitrate.
Mother of three charged with children's murder
Bodies of children discovered in Edinburgh apartment on Wednesday.