National Missing Persons Day 2023

The annual National Missing Persons Day took place yesterday, 7th of December in Croke Park. It provides an opportunity for family members and friends of missing persons to remember their loved ones and to appeal to the public for any information that might be of assistance to An Garda Síochána.

The event was addressed by James Browne, Minister of State Department of Justice with responsibility for International Law, Law Reform and Youth Justice and also Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. 

This day also highlights the pivotal work of forensic science and Ireland’s national DNA database with James Brown encouraging the submission of DNA by the families of missing persons who have not yet provided one.

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 remain with the family and friends of our missing people.