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‘I would love those families to know that their loved one was treated with respect and care’

A FORMER Mayor of Ennis has paid tribute to those who visit the graves of unidentified people, believed to have died in tragic circumstances, off the Clare coast. Following a renewed Garda appeal for help in identifying three bodies, recovered since 2010, Councillor Mary Howard said there are many people who take time out to tend to their graves in Ennis. In tandem with a recent TV documentary, Kilrush Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal in relation to the identities of two women and one man. Their bodies were found separately, at locations close to The Cliffs of Moher, in incidents dating back more than a decade. All three have been buried in Drumcliffe Cemetery. “The situation is heartbreaking,” Councillor Howard said. “There are at least three people buried in Drumcliffe who haven’t been identified. “I know people who visit the graves regularly and say a prayer because they realise the pain that their loved ones must be feeling, not …

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Appeal to ID bodies washed up on coast

Extensive efforts to identify three bodies yet to succeed KILRUSH Gardaí have issued an appeal for help in identifying three bodies recovered off the coast of Clare in 2010, 2016 and 2018. Extensive efforts, including international investigations, have failed to determine their identities. The cases featured in Ireland’s Unidentified Bodies, a Virgin Media One documentary. The programme also included Tom Doherty, a ranger at The Cliffs of Moher; Garda Deirdre Scanlan and Sergeant David O’Connor, who outlined aspects of the incidents. In all cases, foul play was ruled out and the deceased later buried in Ennis. Garda Mervyn Forde outlined how a body was recovered from the base of The Cliffs of Moher on July 30, 2010. DNA samples were circulated internationally. “There was a lot of investigation carried out in relation to Interpol,” he said. “There were possible hits from England, from Belarus and from Interpol in Minsk. These were all investigated extensively, but unfortunately, all of these avenues …

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