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# State Care

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Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt
Revelations over child deaths are just the latest in a long line – and nothing will change unless we move beyond scapegoats, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Children's Rights
'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore
The Tánaiste says the government is keen to run the Children’s Rights referendum as soon as wording can be agreed.
# Children in Care
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.
# Child Deaths
'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.
# Child Deaths
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.
# Children in Care
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.
# Courts
Two due in court over murder of Daniel McAnaspie
Two people will appear in court this morning charged with murdering McAnaspie, who was killed while in State care.
Column: ‘My family couldn’t look after me’ – life inside a State home
Clíodhna has been in the State childcare system for most of her life. She tells about social workers, Christmas shopping, and why she has no regrets.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: RTÉ stars face a large pay cut; Irish ex-pats get their say in the Áras race; and a war of words at the World Scrabble Championships.
# State Care
Ireland will do whatever "humanly possible" to stop children dying in care - Kenny
Enda Kenny assures the Dáil that the State will do whatever it must to ensure that no more children die in its care.
# State Care
Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services
The deaths took place over nine months in 2010, and include four cases of suicide.