The families of those people who were killed in the Troubles, and whose remains have never been found, have been invited to attend an exhibition on the Disappeared which is due to be staged at the County Museum Dundalk in the new year.
A motion proposed by Green Party councillor Mark Dearey to issue the invitation as a “gesture of civic support for and solidarity with the families of the disappeared” was approved unanimously at the November meeting of Dundalk Town Council.
Cllr Dearey said the invitation is something, that WaveTrauma, the support organisation for the families, would welcome.
“They as are anxious to bring the exhibition here before it goes to Washington and London later in the year,” Cllr Dearey said.
Cllr Dearey expressed his hope at that initiative would help the families, in their on-going quest for justice and healing and for the recovery of those still disappeared here in the Republic. He thanked chairman Cllr Eamonn O’Boyle, his seconder Cllr Marianne Butler, and all his fellow members who expressed their support for the motion. He also expressed his appreciation for the co-operation of the council executive and the County Museum.
Mr David Storey, senior executive officer Dundalk Town Council said the exhibition would have the council’s full backing and the museum was currently looking into the details of staging it.