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Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

The Child and Family ageny, Tusla, is investigating the death of the 17-year-old boy.

Image: Shutterstock/David Soanes

TUSLA IRELAND HAS launched an investigation into the death of a young person who was in the care of the State.

It is understood the youth was found on Trinity Street in Dublin in the early hours of Monday morning. The scene was preserved by gardaí.

In a statement chief executive Fred McBride said:

Where a death occurs of a young person in the care of Tusla an internal review is undertaken in line with established procedures.

He also said the National Review Panel and the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) had been notified, as is national protocol.

McBride expressed his sympathies to the family and those who knew him.

He added:

The loss of any young person is a tragedy for the whole community

Tusla is offering support to anyone impacted by the death through the local social work office.

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