Northern Ireland

Search for Disappeared victims of Troubles ‘will never stop until remains found’ - Harris

Justice Minister made the pledge on a visit to Bragan Bog, where a painstaking dig for Columba McVeigh is ongoing

  • May 29, 2023
Simon Harris, Justice Minister: “For as long as it takes, for whatever resources are required, the Government will stand shoulder to shoulder with the families of the Disappeared.” Picture: Gareth Chaney

The search for the Disappeared victims of the Troubles will never stop until their remains have been found, Ireland’s Justice Minister has vowed.

Simon Harris made the pledge as he visited the remote Bragan Bog in Co Monaghan where a painstaking dig for missing teenager Columba McVeigh is ongoing.

McVeigh, 19, from Donaghmore in Co Tyrone, was murdered and secretly buried by the IRA in 1975.

Harris and cabinet colleague Heather Humphreys, a TD for ...