Gardaí excavating a site in Co Monaghan as part of the search for the body of Columba McVeigh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is just an entry in a diary, a memory written 40 years ago by a young woman who had left her brother to a bus stop, shortly after she had brought h(...)

The last letter written by Columba McVeigh before his disappearance in 1975.

A search for the body of Columba McVeigh, who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA in November 1975, has been called off for the sixt(...)

The search for the body of IRA murder victim Columba McVeigh, one of the so-called Disappeared, has resumed in Bragan, County Monaghan.The 19-year-old, from Donaghmore, County Tyrone, was kidnapped in 1975. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

“I am confident that he is here. Are we in exactly the right place? That’s a different matter.” Jon Hill overlooks a bleak bog on a wind(...)