10th Silent Walk for 'The Disappeared'

18th October 2016

The Families of the Disappeared will take part in the tenth Silent Walk at Stormont on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 12 noon. This year shall mark the tenth anniversary of the walk on All Souls Day.  

Walking from Carson’s Statute to the steps of Parliament Buildings, the families take part in the Silent Walk on All Souls Day to mark the continuing plight of those who have yet to have the remains of their loved ones returned.

There are 17 known cases of individuals who are suspected of having been murdered and secretly buried. Two of these are new cases which have been added to the official list of the I.C.L.V.R. in May 2009 and February 2010. They are Peter Wilson who disappeared in August 1973 and Joe Lynskey who disappeared in 1972. The earliest disappearence reported is that of Seamus Mc Kee and Seamus Wright in October 1972. The latest of those not recovered is Seamus Ruddy in 1985. Cases span over 4 decades.

Those still missing are: 

  • Seamus Ruddy disappeared in Paris on 9th May 1985. His body has never been recovered.
  • Robert Nairac disappeared in 1977. His body has never been recovered.
  • Columba McVeigh disappeared on 1st November 1975, his body has never been recovered.
  • In February 2010 Joe Lynskey was added to the official list of The Disappeared. He went missing from his West Belfast home in 1972. His body has never been recovered.

If you have any information about any of the disappeared, then you can contact the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains (ICLVR) below:

Britain and Ireland Phone

00800 - 55585500

Confidential Post Box

ICLVR,

PO BOX 10827,

Dublin 2,

Ireland

All information is confidential

Commission for the Location of Victims Remains www.iclvr.ie