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Answers needed after incineration of baby organs – Taoiseach

An investigation is underway at Cork University Maternity Hospital after it emerged that the organs of 18 dead babies were sent to Belgium to be incinerated.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald proposed that the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly go before the Dáil this week to answer questions on the matter.

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The Taoiseach agreed with McDonald’s proposal.

“We can only imagine the extreme hurt and distress that those families are now experiencing,” Mary Lou McDonald said.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “This was the subject of very exhaustive inquiry in the past, very comprehensive across every single hospital in the country.”

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“In my view, that this was done without the consent or knowledge of the bereaved parents is cruel and unacceptable.”

“I certainly would be anxious to facilitate a debate in the House.”

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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