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

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.

Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

- Digital Desk

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