Smith Welcomes further Investigation of the Disappeared

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Smith TD has welcomed the resumed search currently underway in Oristown, County Meath by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains to locate the remains of Brendan Megraw who vanished in April 1978. Deputy Smith has also called once again for all members of the public who might have any information surrounding the Disappeared to contact An Garda Síochána or the Independent Commission.

“Despite the many years which have passed since Mr Megraw and others vanished, it is still heart-breaking and very distressing for the families concerned not to have finality as to what happened their loved ones or to establish where they might be located. I welcome the investigation which has been launched by the Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains in Meath. I hope it will go some way to ease a little the absolute heartbreak, hurt and anguish Mr Megraw’s family have suffered over many years”, Deputy Smith stated.

“I want to take this opportunity again to call on all members of the public who might have any information about the location of the people whom we know as the “Disappeared” to contact An Garda Síochána of the Independent Commission and for once and for all give finality to the families concerned. Again, we must be mindful of the terrible wrong done to so many innocent people and the continued suffering of so many families.”

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