The Southern Health & Social Care Trust has announced plans this morning to give every married Newry couple free DNA tests to determine how closely related they are to each other we can reveal.
It is estimated that 95% of married couples in Newry and the greater south Armagh & south Down regions are riddled with incestuous connections.
One couple Cathal & Roisin from Loanda Crescent who are happily married but are brother & sister told us:
“It makes no difference to us. We’re greatly in love with one and other. Our grandfather married our aunt who was married to her brother who married his cousin’s sister. It’s best to keep her local and in the family.”