International technical experts to be sourced to advise on future of Tuam mother and baby site

International technical experts to be sourced to advise on future of Tuam mother and baby site

A cross-departmental group is to focus on sourcing international technical experts with a view to providing advice on the future of the site of the mother and baby home in Tuam.

The Children's Minister brought a memo cabinet this morning.

Minister Katherine Zappone advised that an inter-departmental group is to look at formulating proposals, options and best international practice in the event of a decision for a full excavation of the site.

Local historian and genealogist Catherine Corless says Minister Zappone informed Government that decisions need to be taken quickly on the future of the site at Tuam.

"There is alot of work that has to be done in the background and that has been done, she has been meeting with other departments.

"Her one message is that something urgent has to be done with Tuam.

"So today's memo is the result of a good few weeks of trying to solve this, so that there will be a proper outcome of justice."


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