Thomas Pringle TD

Pringle calls for intervention in demolition on orphanage grounds

Thomas Pringle calls for intervention in demolition on orphanage grounds

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has asked ministers to intervene in the demolition of the former Nazareth House orphanage in Fahan.

Deputy Pringle said: “I am extremely concerned to see that this orphanage has been demolished. It seems that works are ongoing, but that the building itself was demolished over the weekend.

“I am informed that there doesn’t seem to have been an archaeological survey pre-works. Given the importance of preserving possible burial sites, I have asked Minister Darragh O’Brien and Minister Roderic O’Gorman to intervene immediately until an archaeological survey is undertaken.

“This causes such damage and hurt to survivors,” Deputy Pringle said.

Last week, Deputy Pringle had raised the issue of protecting burial sites at mother and baby homes with Minister O’Gorman in the Dáil, saying the designation of the sites in county development plans was vitally important. He has also raised the issue directly with Minister O’Brien.

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