Former Mother and Baby Home residents seek forensic excavation and DNA analysis of Tuam site

Former Mother and Baby Home residents seek forensic excavation and DNA analysis of Tuam site
Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

Former residents of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home have expressed a preference for a full forensic excavation of the site along with DNA analysis.

The finding follows a public consultation on how to commemorate the hundreds of children and babies who were buried on the Galway site.

The consultation also found that local residents are largely advocating for a memorial and not to disturb the remains.

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone says a number of complex legal and operational issues require further consideration before a proposal can be brought to the government on the future of the site.

- Digital Desk

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