Homing pigeons are released into the sky at the launch of Ireland’s inaugural Missing Persons Day in Farmleigh House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The first Wednesday in every December is to be designated Missing Persons Day, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter announced yesterday. The Minister app(...)

“We help people go through the trauma,” says Ciaran Casey, the helpline co-ordinator at the Missing in Ireland Support Service

Wednesday morning in Farmleigh House in Dublin will be an emotional time for the families of Ireland’s missing persons. It will also mark a notable ac(...)

The discovery of human remains “opened old wounds”, particularly for people whose loved ones were missing for a long time. Photograph: Frank Miller

Support and counselling is available for families of missing persons who may be distressed by the discovery of remains in the Dublin Mountains at the (...)

Funny things, expectations: people get all affronted by stories of doping in athletics, or cycling, or football, tennis, bog-snorkelling, but w(...)