Human remains discovered in County Limerick

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SKELETAL remains have been found in County Limerick, Gardaí have confirmed.

The remains were found near a construction site in Adare on Friday April 12 by workers believed to be carrying out groundworks for the Adare bypass.

The remains are believed to have been in the area for a long period, and Gardaí have referred the case to the National Museum of Ireland (NMI).

In a statement, a Garda spokesman said that “the remains are believed to be historical, and the case has been referred to the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) following consultation with the Limerick City and County Coroner.”

The National Museum of Ireland’s Human Remains Policy states that “discoveries of human remains must be reported to An Garda Síochána, and are referred to the Coroner under the Coroner’s Act, 1962.”

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“If then deemed to be archaeological, they are referred to NMI,” the policy reads.