Researcher Niall Meehan has found evidence that child inmates of the Bethany Home in Dublin died at the rate of one every three weeks in the period from 1935 to 1940.
Given the relatively small number of inmates this seems a horrifying death rate. RTÉ News: Death every 3 weeks at Bethany Home - research
The story is also headline news in today's Irish Daily Mail.
Apparently the state refused to send Catholic children to the institution because of concerns of neglect following a complaint but allowed the home to continue to take Protestant children.
Survivors are demanding compensation under the state's redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse.