The lead investigator of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains ( ICLVR), Geoff Knupfer has renewed appeals for information that will result in locating and recovering the remains of Robert Nairac who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried 45 years ago this weekend.

Mr Knupfer said:

"On the 14 May 1977, Robert Nairac was taken from the Three Steps Inn in Drumintee, South Armagh.

We know he was taken to Flurry Bridge near Ravensdale Forest in County Louth where he was beaten and then shot dead.

What we do not know, 45 years on, is where his remains are buried.

As I have said before that while we are looking for the physical remains of Robert Nairac, he is not the focus of our work.

That is firmly fixed on ending the near half century of suffering of his two sisters Rosemonde and Gabrielle.

Robert Nairac’s case is the only one of the original Disappeared ICLVR cases in which we have not carried out a physical search because we have not had enough credible information to go on.

We are confident that there are people who have that information, who know where Robert Nairac’s remains are buried.

Our only interest is in finding his remains.

Once again I emphasise that any information that comes to the ICLVR is treated in the strictest confidence.

It will not be shared with any arm of the state, UK or Irish.

The record of the ICLVR since its inception in 1999 bears this out.

Our ethos is humanitarian, our sole objective is to allow families to bury their loved one just like any other family that has suffered loss.

There are four outstanding cases: Joe Lynskey, Columba McVeigh, Robert Nairac and Seamus Maguire.

Four families still waiting.

In the name of common humanity if anyone has information on any of these cases I would urge them to contact the ICLVR”.


The ICLVR can be contacted by telephone: 00800-55585500 International: +353 1 602 8655

E-mail information to: [email protected]


By post to: ICLVR PO Box 10827

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