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NEWS AND EVENTS

FAMILY Peer SUPPORT meeting 25th FEBRUARY 2023

ARE YOU MISSING SOMEONE WHO IS MISSING?

Whether you're a family member or a friend who lives with the loss of a missing loved one, you know only too well what a lonely experience that can be.  Families of Missing Persons coming together in self support groups can be a great source of solace and comfort to and for each other.

If you have a missing family member, why not join us at our next Family meeting.  It is an opportunity to meet others in an informal, relaxed and confidential setting.

  • When: Saturday 25th February 2023 10.30 - 1pm.

  • Venue: Maldron Hotel, Newlands, Dublin

  • There is no charge for attending

  • No format or agenda, our meetings are open forum

  • spaces will be limited to 12 so please book early

  • Lunch is provided

Places are limited to 12 and must be pre-booked - there is no charge!

We hope you'll join us and share our invitation with others who will be interested.

Please ring our Helpline 1800 442 552 to book your place, or for further information.

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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.

If you would like to see your missing loved one included in this initiative, please get in touch.

JANUARY 2023 appeals

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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

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