Missing persons book: Interviews sought to publicise cases

Date: 8/9/2006
My name is Peter McGuire. I have almost completed writing an oral history of missing persons in Ireland for a research master’s degree in UCD.

I’m now in the process of changing this into book form. As part of the book, I am looking to interview the families or friends of missing persons and lost contacts. In particular, I would like to publicise some of the cases that occured prior to the 1990s. Many such cases are included in the Lost Contacts and Missing Persons pages of this website. However, I would also be happy to interview any families of people who disappeared or lost contact in more recent years.

These cases would then be included in the book, which contains information on older missing persons cases and records the extent to which missing persons was a problem affecting society from the 1800s to today.
Please be assured that anybody interviewed will be able to discuss any or all aspects of their loved one’s case with me; I am not seeking any particular information or to restrict what can be said. Interviews would be conducted at a time suitable to you, either face to face or over the phone.

If you would like to have your loved one’s case included, please contact me at petemcguire@gmail.com or write to me at Peter McGuire, 24 Glencairn Drive, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.