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Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment

The bones were discovered by construction workers earlier today.

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BONES, SUSPECTED OF being historic, were found at the site of the Mater Hospital redevelopment by construction workers earlier today, gardaí have confirmed.

Workers at the site on the North Circular Road in Dublin discovered the bones –  suspected of being over a hundred years old – some time this afternoon.

Gardaí were notified and the area was sealed off.

A garda spokesperson said the discovery was “too early to be conclusive” and that tests will be carried out to determine how old the bones are.

They added that it was likely the bones are not recent.

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