Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains meeting with the Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland
15 March 2012
The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains has met with the Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland and discussed matters of shared interest.
The Commissioners, Mr. Frank Murray and Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, said: "The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) has been successful in recovering the remains of some of the Disappeared and, thankfully, this has brought some comfort to their families. The ICLVR, with the support of the two Governments, has worked tirelessly for the families in recent years and we hope, for their sake, that we will be able to make further progress. There is, however, continuing hurt and disappointment felt by those families whose loved ones have yet to be restored to them.
The relatives of the Disappeared have suffered their loss for decades but have not given up hope for the return of their family members for a decent burial. Anyone with any information about any of the cases of the Disappeared should contact the Commission’s confidential telephone number or its PO Box address.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and it cannot be used for any purpose other than locating the remains of victims.
Confidential free-phone number: 00-800-55585500
PO Box 10827
The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains was established by an intergovernmental agreement between the British and Irish Governments, signed on 27 April 1999, and by legislation enacted in the two jurisdictions. The Department of Justice and Equality and the Northern Ireland Office provide financial support for the ICLVR. The ICLVR is responsible for facilitating the location of the remains of victims of paramilitary violence who were murdered and secretly buried arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland.
There are 16 persons on the ICLVR’s list of the Disappeared, nine of whom have been recovered to date.
- Joe Lynskey
- Seamus Wright
- Kevin McKee
- Jean McConville (Recovered 2003)
- Peter Wilson (Recovered 2010)
- Eamon Molloy (Recovered 1999)
- Columba McVeigh
- Capt. Robert Nairac
- Brendan Megraw
- John McClory (Recovered 1999)
- Brian McKinney (Recovered 1999)
- Gerald Evans (Recovered 2010)
- Eugene Simons* (Recovered 1984)
- Charlie Armstrong (Recovered 2010)
- Danny McIlhone (Recovered 2008)
- Seamus Ruddy
*Eugene Simons was recovered before the establishment of the ICLVR.
Further information about the ICLVR and its activities and about the Disappeared is available at www.iclvr.ie