Columba McVeigh

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Columba McVeigh (1958 – 1 November 1975) was a man from Northern Ireland who was abducted and killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). He was listed as one of the "Disappeared" by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains.

A seventeen-year-old from Donaghmore, County Tyrone, McVeigh disappeared in 1975. The IRA allege he had confessed to being an army agent, instructed to infiltrate the IRA.[1] However, it has never indicated what specific act prompted McVeigh's abduction.[2] A number of unsuccessful searches were carried out for his body since 1999, notably in 2003, 2011, and 2012.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Rosie Cowan, "Adams 'at heart' of IRA's most shameful killing campaign", The Guardian, 30 September 2002.
  2. ^ a b Search for teenage IRA victim resumes at Co Monaghan bog, The Journal, Sep 18, 2012

External links

  • The Disappeared of Northern Ireland: Columba McVeigh
  • Exhumed body isn’t that of teenage IRA victim The, 12 August 2011
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