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Tuam survivors ‘pleased’ they can offer their DNA samples can be taken

Tuam survivors ‘pleased’ they can offer their DNA samples can be taken

12.9.2019

Tuam survivors ‘pleased’ they can offer their DNA samples can be taken

Groups representing survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home have cautiously welcomed a new report which said that their DNA can be taken without the need for new legislation.

Mr Mulryan wrote to the coroner for north Galway in June and July of last year, called on the office to “begin the formal process of convening an inquest into the deaths of the Tuam children, without further delay”.

Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy said the group was “pleased” that Dr Shannon had proposed the collection of DNA samples via an administrative scheme.

Ms Murphy also expressed gratitude to Dr Shannon for looking favourably on the “request to begin the process of banking DNA from concerned family members and survivors without the necessity of awaiting a lengthy legislation process”.

Legislation is being prepared to facilitate the exhumation and forensic analysis of the Tuam remains.

Read more: Irish Examiner

DNA samples from Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors can be taken without new legislation DNA samples can be speedily taken from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home without the need for new legislation.

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DNA samples from Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors can be taken without need for new legislation DNA samples can be speedily taken from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home without the need for new legislation.

DNA samples from Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors can be taken without need for new legislation DNA samples can be speedily taken from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home without the need for new legislation.

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