Woman who discovered Tuam baby records calls for inquiry

Catherine Corless is calling on the Government to listen to the people affected by the discovery of a mass grave in Co Galway.

Ms Corless, a local woman and genealogist, made the discovery behind the story last year after she obtained death records at the home run by the Bon Secours nuns.

Almost 800 babies and at least nine mothers died in a mother and baby home in Tuam, and are believed to be buried in the grounds.

She is calling for a full inquiry into these deaths.

"I would like the government just to listen to the groups of people who are around Ireland, crying out to them for the last ten years, maybe more - just to look into files, to look into the evidence that they have – they won't even entertain all those groups," she said.

"First of all, listen to them - just listen to them and see what they have to say. They won't even do that."

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