Out of nearly 200 people at tonight’s meeting, only two speakers said they oppose exhumation. It is very clear now that the vast, vast majority of people in Tuam are as saddened and horrified as we all are at the thought of denying justice to the #TuamBabies and their relatives. pic.twitter.com/BWFquwJX4u
— Donal O’Keeffe (@Donal_OKeeffe) July 23, 2018
In Tuam, Co Galway…
Where the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone met with residents of Tuam and members of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Survivors group.
Joe Little, of RTE, reports:
“….Ms Zappone told her audience of over 100 people at the private meeting that she is assessing whether to fully excavate the Tuam site or to test all the land for out-of-the-ordinary soil patterns and then excavate those pinpointed areas along with the current memorial Garden and a series of underground chambers.
“Ms Zappone also warned that many urgent legal issues remain to be dealt with.
“Such issues include making sure the Government has the legal authority to exhume the human remains, examine them, carry out successful DNA tests where possible and to reinter them in a place to be agreed.”
Pic: Donal O’Keeffe