Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith is once again appealing to anyone who has any information related to the three remaining “Disappeared” to come forward and make contact with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains, the Gardaí or the PSNI.
Three victims – Joseph Lynskey, Columba McVeigh and Robert Nairac – have yet to be found.
Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “Sixteen people “disappeared” over the course of the three decades of the Troubles in the North. The remains of thirteen of the victims have been recovered, ten of them through the work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains. The organisation is continuing to gather information relating to the three victims who still have not been found.
“The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains relies on information from the public and the Commissioners and their staff work tirelessly to reunite the remains of the victims with their families so that they can give them a respectful burial. There are three families who are still waiting to have the remains of their loved one returned to them – for them the heartbreak continues.
“I am once again appealing to anyone who may have any information relating to the disappearance of Joseph Lynskey, Columba McVeigh and Robert Nairac to come forward to either the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains, the Gardaí or the PSNI.
“These disappearances mark a dark chapter in our country’s history, and for these three families the pain and sorrow of losing a loved one is heightened by the fact that their remains have still not been returned to them and they have no grave to visit. Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant could make all the difference and could reunite these families with the remains of their loved ones”.