Archbishop Eamon Martin in appeal to find ‘Disappeared’

Remains of four people kidnapped or killed during the Troubles have yet to be found

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire


Anyone with information about the ‘Disappeared’ victims of the Troubles should come forward so the affected families can bury their loved ones, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said.

The remains of four people kidnapped, killed and secretly buried by republicans during the 1970s and 1980s have yet to be found.

“I appeal to the conscience of anyone who has information that might help find the others to come forward to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains, so that, even at this late stage, the remaining families can experience the consolation of being able to offer a Christian burial to their loved ones,” Dr Martin said.

To date, the commission, an independent body set up during the peace process, has recovered the remains of 12 people. Joe Lynskey, who disappeared in 1972; Seamus Ruddy (1985); Columba McVeigh (1975) and Cpt Robert Nairac (1977), remain missing.