Dec 10, 2014

The IRA admitted killing 13 of the 16 classified as "disappeared" in the 1970s and 80s, mostly Catholics accused of collaborating with British forces, while the Irish National Liberation Army admitted one. No one has taken responsibility for the other two, or two more who went missing after 1998. Several of the bodies have never been found and, like for the vast majority of the victims of Northern Ireland's "Troubles", none of the crimes have been solved and the perpetrators remain unpunished. The families of the Disappeared are frustrated that Northern Ireland appears so reluctant to investigate its past.

The Disappeared

Anna McShane stands November 4, 2014 at the location where her father Charlie Armstrong's remains were discovered in County Monaghan. Armstrong disappeared after he left to go to Mass on August 15, 1981 aged 55 . His body was found in a bog three miles from the family home. CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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