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#The Disappeared

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: Sinn Féin continues its Stand By Your Man policy... but will it sour public opinion?

Sinn Féin prides itself on its militaristic discipline in staying on-message – but that Stepford uniformity could eventually turn voters against it.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'

Brendan Megraw was found this week. But where are the rest of the Disappeared?

# the-disappeared - Monday 3 November, 2014

The Disappeared: Body found in Meath bog confirmed as that of Brendan Megraw

DNA tests have positively confirmed the IRA victim’s identity.

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains

Megraw was kidnapped and killed by the IRA in 1978.

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog today

This will be the fourth search for his remains.

# the-disappeared - Friday 22 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog

The 23-year-old was abducted from his Belfast home in April 1978.

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

56-year-old man arrested over Jean McConville case

The arrest comes in the wake of Gerry Adams’ arrest and questioning by the PSNI last week.

# the-disappeared - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest

The Dublin TD says she will not be taking over as interim leader.

Gerry Adams spends third night in police custody

The Sinn Féin president can be questioned by police until Sunday at 8pm.

# the-disappeared - Friday 2 May, 2014

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.

# the-disappeared - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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.

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Another man arrested over abduction and murder of Jean McConville

Ivor Bell, 77, has already appeared in court on charges related to the crime which occurred more than 40 years ago.

# the-disappeared - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"

The Sinn Féin leader has been reacting to this morning’s court appearance in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

# the-disappeared - Friday 29 November, 2013

PSNI appeal for man who phoned Jean McConville's family in the 90s to come forward

In 1972, the man was believed to be 16-years-old, from west Belfast and may have moved to England after this period.

# the-disappeared - Sunday 24 November, 2013

More pressure for Adams as documentary puts issue of IRA membership back in spotlight

Former IRA members say he was a key figure in the organisation. The Sinn Féin President has consistently denied such claims.

# the-disappeared - Monday 11 November, 2013

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.

# the-disappeared - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Adams: I have never shirked my responsibility on issue of 'The Disappeared'

Adams pointed out that nine bodies have been recovered and the sites of four of the six remaining bodies have been identified as a result of work that he was involved in.

"I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept" - Alan Shatter

The Justice Minister stopped short of saying that he does not believe the Sinn Féin leader, but Pearse Doherty denied that Adams is a “liability”.

# the-disappeared - Saturday 9 November, 2013

"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.

# the-disappeared - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA

Pearse Doherty was speaking about the claims made about Gerry Adams in a TV programme broadcast last Monday.

# the-disappeared - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

WATCH: Fianna Fáil says timing of Sinn Féin's Anglo Tapes is 'curious to say the least'

Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said the Sinn Féin’s claim that it has new recordings from Anglo Irish Bank is an attempt to distract from Monday’s TV programme about The Disappeared.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Adams calls for information in response to documentary on 'The Disappeared'

The leaders of the three main political parties all joined in a request for information to be brought forward by anyone involved.

# the-disappeared - Monday 4 November, 2013

Families of 'The Disappeared' tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville denial

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is likely to face more questions about his alleged membership of the IRA in the wake of a programme broadcast on RTÉ and the BBC tonight.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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.

# the-disappeared - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Could British war diaries help solve the Jean McConville murder?

The diaries are under embargo until 2059.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Gerry Adams: I played no part in the abduction and killing of Jean McConville

The Sinn Féin president has reiterated his denial in the face of questions in the Dáil today.

# the-disappeared - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Boston College tapes: transcripts of Dolours Price interview to be handed to PSNI

PSNI detectives investigating the kidnapping and murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville in 1972 have fought for the tapes for a number of years.

# the-disappeared - Friday 21 June, 2013

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.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Search for teenage IRA victim resumes at Co Monaghan bog

Columba McVeigh, from Donaghmore in Co Tyrone, is believed to have been shot dead by the Provisional IRA in 1975.

# the-disappeared - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Boston College IRA interviews must be given to PSNI by next month

A court in Boston has ruled that transcripts of an interview with a convicted IRA bomber must be handed over to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

# the-disappeared - Friday 17 February, 2012

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee

Current indications are that the commission working to locate bodies of the Disappeared will continue its investigations.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Changes to missing person laws recommended

The Law Reform Commission has suggested a number of measures aimed at helping the families of people who go missing in Ireland.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

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Grave being excavated in search for 'Disappeared' teen

Investigators working on theory that remains of IRA victim were secreted in plot.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Remains confirmed to be those of Disappeared man

DNA tests have shown that remains found on an Antrim beach last month are those of Peter Wilson, who went missing 37 years ago.

# the-disappeared - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Funeral for 'Disappeared' man Gerry Evans

Evans was 24 when he went missing while hitchhiking in Co Monaghan 31 years ago.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

'Disappeared' search uncovers human remains in Antrim

Police searching for the remains of Peter Wilson, who died in 1973, discover human remains.

# the-disappeared - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Search for body of Disappeared man underway in Antrim

Investigators begin to search a beach near Larne for the remains of Peter Wilson, 21, one of the Disappeared.

# the-disappeared - Friday 15 October, 2010

Body discovered during Louth search for 'Disappeared' man

Remains found after sixteen-month-long search for missing man Gerard Evans.

# the-disappeared - Saturday 18 September, 2010

THE FUNERAL OF one of the disappeared, Charlie Armstrong is to be held in Armagh today.

Armstrong’s body was released to his family on Thursday after he disappeared in 1981. His family believe he was abducted and murdered by the IRA.

The Armstrong family earlier paid tribute to a “caring man”. “Charlie was a caring and loving husband and a devoted father. He instilled in us all a respect for life, a respect for others and the importance of helping those less fortunate. We now need time to pay our respects and give him a rightful Christian burial in order that he may rest in peace.”

# the-disappeared - Friday 30 July, 2010

SINN FÉIN LEADER Gerry Adams has said there is no evidence that the IRA was involved in the death of Charlie Armstrong, one of ‘the disappeared‘. Armstrong went missing on his way to mass in Crosmaglen almost 30 years ago.

Authorities discovered a body near the border in Co Monaghan yesterday after receiving information regarding Armstrong’s disappearance. The remains are being examined to determine their identity.

Armstrong’s widow has spoken of her relief now that her husband’s remains appear to have been found. Kathleen Armstrong thanked the people who had been involved in the discovery.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains is continuing to search for the remains of ten people believed to have been killed by paramilitaries during the Troubles.

Six bodies from the organisation’s original list have been recovered to date, and the organisation said that searches are continuing in Monaghan, Meath and Louth.