4 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sunday was International Disappeared Day, a day for remembering all those who have been killed and secretly buried by the IRA. Doves were released from the WAVE trauma centre in north Belfast at 12 midday in memory of disappeared. They need to be returned home to their families for Christian burial, the support group said. Among relatives of the ‘disappeared’ who attended the event was Oliver McVeigh, a well-known sports photographer and brother of Columba McVeigh from Donaghmore, Co Tyrone was 17 years old when he was abducted, killed and secretly buried in Bragan mountain in Co Monaghan. His mother’s dying wish was that he would be buried in St Patrick’s graveyard in his home parish. Last September the fifth in a series of searches for his remains in over 21 acres of Bragan bog ended without success.

Someone can end the torment for the McVeigh family. Please contact the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains in confidence on 00 800 55585500 or in Dublin at: (01) 602 8655. You can also e-mail information to:; or by post to: ICLVR, PO Box 10827. Anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of the remains of Columba McVeigh, Joe Lynskey or Robert Nairac can also contact CrimeStoppers on 00 800 555111 and the untraceable anonymous online form is at

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