This website was created in May 2000 by Fr Aquinas T Duffy following the disappearance of his first cousin, Aengus Shanahan from Limerick in February 2000. At that time there was no other Irish website, except for An Garda Siochana, that posted appeals for information related to missing people.
This website has continued to grow and we use the Garda website (https://www.garda.ie/en/missing-persons/) to share appeals of those missing. Please note in order for us to comply with Data Protection and privacy legislation, we can only publish details of cases which have been the subject of Garda Missing Persons public appeals.
We also have a section for those wanting to reconnect (Lost Contacts) with people with whom they’ve lost contact with over the years and we are happy to say this has facilitated some reunions over the years.
Over 9,000 Missing Person reports are made to Gardaí every year. We urge anyone who finds themselves on this website to take some time to review our Missing Persons section – you could be the person with information that could help locate a missing person.