Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith has reiterated his appeal for people who may have information about the location of the remains of the four people referred to as the “Disappeared” to come forward and contact the Gardaí or the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains.

Deputy Smith commented, “The work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains is founded on information and to date it has been able to reunite the remains of 12 victims with their families and afford them a respectful and decent burial.  However, there are still four families whose loved ones are missing and I once again appeal to anyone who may have information about any of these cases to get in touch with the Gardaí or the Independent Commission.

“The families of Joe Lynskey, Columba McVeigh, Robert Nairac and Seamus Ruddy – are living with the daily heartbreak of not knowing where their loved ones are buried.  All they are asking for is to be reunited with their remains so that they can give them the burial they deserve and have a grave to visit.

“I welcome Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s commitment to provide the ICLVR with the resources it needs to support its work and I sincerely hope that these families will have their heartbreak, hurt and anguish eased, and that this dark chapter in our history can be closed”.