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DNA collection on hold and legislation not yet in place to excavate Tuam Home site

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 10:57am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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DNA collection on hold and legislation not yet in place to excavate Tuam Home site

Photo: Ray Ryan

DNA collection on hold and legislation not yet in place to excavate Tuam Home site

Photo: Ray Ryan

THE collection of DNA samples from living relatives in a bid to identify in the future some of the remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is on hold indefinitely.

The scheme to allow the collection of samples was due to begin earlier this year. However, the Covid-19 pandemic made this impossible and because of the age and fragile health condition of some of the donors, a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has told The Tuam Herald that progressing the scheme will be “challenging”.

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