NEWS AND EVENTS

Collaboration with Grafton Barbers

We have recently concluded a partnership with Grafton Barbers which provides us with a new means of informing the public in the hope that it will jog someone’s memory or conscience and encourage them to come forward with information. Grafton Barbers have information screens in all of their branches, they are located in the waiting area and also street facing for passers-by. We have been provided with the facility to display images and details of four Missing Persons which will change at monthly intervals. Our first group is in place and will change early June.

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MAY 2021 - Database of unidentified human remains should be set up for families of missing people, coroner says

Currently there is no official record of how many unidentified bodies or remains are stored in hospital mortuaries or laying in graves.

A database of unidentified human remains should be established to help return them to their loved ones, a coroner says.

Galway West Coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin said this database should be shared across all Garda stations and coroners offices in the Republic.

Currently there is no official record of how many unidentified bodies or remains are stored in hospital mortuaries or laying in graves.

Dr MacLoughlin was speaking at the inquest into the death of Denis Walsh Jnr, whose family were informed last February that his partial body had in fact been discovered 25 years ago, held in a hospital mortuary for 18 years and eventually buried in a communal grave in Co Galway.

Mr Walsh went missing from his home in Caherdavin, Limerick, on March 9, 1996.

Four weeks later on April 7, and unknown to his family, the 23-year old’s remains, including his torso, partial skull and hair, arms and forearms, were discovered washed up on Inis Mor, off Galway Bay.

Source: Daily Mirror