Monday 11 December 2017

Taoiseach voices concerns that other mass baby graves exist across the country

Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has voiced concern that there exists other mass baby graves across the country.

Speaking during a trade mission to the US, Mr Kenny said the government will work actively to determine the scale of the situation.

The Taoiseach described the discovery of a mass grave in Tuam, Co Galway as "another element of our country's past".

He said Children's Minister Charlie Flanagan will update the government on the findings of a newly established review group.

"I've asked Minister Flanagan to draw together a number of senior officials from across the department until we see what the scale of what is involved here. Whether this is an isolated (incident) or whether there are others around the country that need to be looked at," Mr Kenny said.

It's to decide what is the best thing to do in the interests of dealing with what is another element of our country's past," he added.

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