THE FATHER OF missing woman Deirdre Jacob has criticised what he described as a ‘hit and miss’ practice in the investigation of missing person cases in Ireland.
At the close of a ceremony in Farmleigh House in Dublin today to mark the fifth National Missing Persons Day, Michael Jacob asked if he could address the crowd.
“This event gives the families of missing a good feeling for a couple of hours, but it’s only today and then we wait for another year to come around,” he said, after he was invited to speak from the podium.
His daughter, just 18-years-old at the time, went missing on 28 July 1998. She was last seen walking into Newbridge town, Kildare to get a bank draft. Despite numerous public appeals over the years, no trace of Deirdre has ever been found.
“To Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, you are looking at a very small group of people