The Government has agreed to draft new laws allowing for the excavation of the former Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Co. Galway.

The legislation will also allow for the remains to be exhumed and DNA testing to be carried out to try and identify the babies.

It's been confirmed the Sisters of Bon Secours will pay 2.5 million euro towards the cost - but the full cost could be up to 13 million.

Tuam-based historian Catherine Corless, whose research led to the discovery of the children's remains at the site in Tuam, has welcomed today's announcement that legislation will now be drafted to excavate the former Mother & Baby Home site in Tuam.....

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