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# Disappeared

Last month
November 2023
'Bitterly disappointing': Latest search for Columba McVeigh has ended
Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found since he was last seen in November 1975.
Wreath for the Disappeared to be laid at Stormont during 17th annual All Souls Day event
Families will lay a black wreath with five white lilies representing the final five people who have yet to be found.
This year
Search of Co Monaghan bog for remains of Columba McVeigh has resumed
The current search began in October but was suspended in November due to ‘dangerous’ ground conditions.
‘It’s been quite a journey’: Lead ‘Disappeared’ investigator Geoff Knupfer to retire this week
Geoff Knupfer, who has been in the role since 2005, said it has been ‘an honour’ to be so closely involved in humanitarian investigations.
Last year
Argentine ex-policeman jailed for student's disappearance in 1976
Sandoval took part in hundreds of abductions, torture and disappearances committed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
Search of bog for 1975 IRA victim Columba McVeigh is paused for winter
Columba McVeigh is one of the “Disappeared” victims of the Troubles whose bodies have still to be found.
Sixth search of a Co Monaghan site for the remains of one of the ‘Disappeared’ begins
Since 1999, there have been five searches of Bragan Bog for Columba McVeigh’s body.
Gardai renew appeal for information on whereabouts of man feared killed by crime family
Matthew Carroll disappeared 24 years ago.
All time
The Disappeared: Search team questions if Columba McVeigh's body was moved
The ICLVR says it has “no reason to believe” it was deliberately misled about the location of the body.
Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy
The Newry-born teacher was abducted from Paris in 1985.
'Our family cannot and will not rest': Brother of murdered teenager in fresh appeal
Oliver McVeigh has called on those with information to heed Gerry Adams’ recent appeal.
'Dirty scum. That's all they are': Father of missing man feared dead hits out at 'killers'
Father of missing Willie Maughan has described the turmoil his family is enduring since Willie and Ana’s disappearance in April, 2015.
Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home
The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.
No remains found in latest search for 'disappeared' Catholic woman
The PSNI were following up on new information given to them.
The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died
Pat Dorrian (59) passed away in hospital yesterday. Her daughter Lisa disappeared in February 2005.
'I believe he was abducted': Brother of Philip Cairns says DNA could be key to finding the truth
The 13-year-old went missing 29 years ago this month. Gardaí are still actively investigating his disappearance.
The mystery of 43 trainee teachers who disappeared without trace
It is exactly one year since the men went missing.
After "43 years of pain" IRA victim Kevin McKee is laid to rest
Kevin McKee was 17 when he disappeared in October 1972.
These Maryland sisters disappeared 40 years ago. Now, a man's been charged.
Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall in 1975 and were never seen again.
Missing mother Becky Minnock and her son Ethan found safe and well
“This is the news we had been hoping for.”
A woman who disappeared while scheduled for a caesarean section has been found alive and well
One week later, Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther has finally been located. But the fate of her baby remains a mystery…
Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded
The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.
North Korea 'experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die'
A rare insight into lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea was heard at an event to mark Human Rights Day.
Specialist dog searches for unmarked grave of Joe Lynskey
“We have to remember that it took four searches over nearly 15 years before we found Brendan Megraw. We are just at the beginning of the process for Joe Lynskey.”
Kidnapped woman found 10 years after she disappeared - thanks to Facebook
The woman said she was forced to marry her captor , who used physical and emotion abuse to prevent her from fleeing.
The PSNI have been granted an extra 48 hours to question Gerry Adams
Adams has reportedly been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000, which allows police to question suspects for up to seven days without charge provided a judge agrees.
Mary Lou: Gerry Adams is not a suspect and his arrest is politically motivated
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said that political parties in the south had nothing to do with Adams’ arrest.
Gerry Adams arrested by police over Jean McConville murder
Sinn Féin says the arrest over the abduction and murder of the 37-year-old widow was “politically motivated”.
Woman killed by shark during morning swim
Christine Armstrong (63) had been with a group but was attacked after she turned back.
Police given extra time to question McConville suspect
The 77-year-old can be questioned until tomorrow night.
'Alright, good night' - last known words of mystery Malaysia Airlines flight
Seven Chinese ships are taking part in the search, with an eighth due to arrive today but there are still no signs of the aircraft almost 100 hours after it lost contact.
Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.
McConville son speaks of 'Adams apology'
Mother-of-10 Jean McConville was abducted from her west Belfast home in 1972, and murdered.
Tánaiste: 'There are people who know where those bodies were buried'
Asked about Gerry Adams’ political future today, Eamon Gilmore said that the priority now has to be to get the bodies never recovered back to their loved ones.
"If it was any other country, it would be investigated like a war crime," - Jean McConville's daughter
The daughter of the mother-of-ten says that the claims that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams ordered the murder must be investigated.
Madeleine disappearance reconstructed as police change timeline
The Metropolitan Police said that they have revised the timeline in their investigation.
Jean McConville family launch civil action against PSNI & MoD
The mother of ten was abducted, tortured and killed by the IRA in 1972. Her body was found in Louth ten years ago today.
Kenny: Families of the Disappeared have suffered enough
The Taoiseach met with families of some of the Disappeared, and has called for information from the public about the victims’ whereabouts.
Actors appeal for location of 7 missing bodies killed during The Troubles
Of the 17 people acknowledged as ‘disappeared’ since 1972, the remains of 10 have been located and returned to their families.