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The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will hold hearings on missing persons tomorrow, 28th when it will meet with representatives from An Garda Síochána; SARDA Ireland; Missing Persons Helpline; Davis College; Trace Missing Persons Ireland; Mountain Rescue Ireland; and Searching for the Missing.

Chairman of the Committee, Deputy David Stanton said: “Every year, between 7,000-8,000 people are reported missing to the Gardai – almost 20 a day. While the majority of these cases are resolved and most people turn up unharmed after a short time, a small number of cases remain unresolved every year. This leads to much anxiety, worry, heartbreak and uncertainty for their families, friends and loved ones. Tomorrow, we will meet with a number of groups on the frontline of dealing with missing people. It will provide them with an opportunity to outline the scale of the problem and provide details on the challenges and issues they face in dealing with the issue of missing people.”

This meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 28th March, in Committee Room 2, Leinster House 2000 at 2.30pm.

Committee proceedings can be followed live at: