Historian Catherine Corless has again appealed to President Michael D Higgins to visit Tuam as a gesture of solidarity with the infants buried in the former Mother and Baby Home and its survivors.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Ms Corless said the President had so far failed to take up an invitation to visit.

However, a spokesman for Mr Higgins responded and said: "We have no record of any invitations for the President to visit the site."

He added that the President has also been constrained by legal considerations.

Catherine Corless told Midwest News today that the President certainly was invited in the past to visit the site.

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