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(...)

A campaign is underway in Tullamore to have a new canal bridge named after missing Offaly woman Fiona Pender  (above).

Vigils, posters and protest marches are being planned by campaigners seeking to name a replacement footbridge after missing Offaly woman Fiona (...)