National Missing Persons Day 2021

Today marks the fifth annual National Missing Persons Day in Ireland. This is a day of commemoration for those who have gone missing and takes place on the first Wednesday in December each year. It is an important day in the calendar as it shines a spotlight and draws attention to open or unsolved missing persons cases. The goal is to raise awareness and also provide information on resources and support services available to the family and friends of these loved ones.

The day also highlights the pivotal work of forensic science and Ireland’s national DNA database and both the FSI and An Garda Síochána’s Missing Persons Bureau were in attendance to provide a facility to collect DNA samples from family members at the ceremony at Farmleigh House today. 

It is of the utmost of importance to remember that if you have any information pertaining to a missing persons case to come forward and report it to An Garda Siochana. The smallest details can make the biggest difference. 

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing both today and everyday.