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Bogland dig starts for ex-monk IRA victim Joe Lynskey

By Brian Hutton

Forensic experts have started digging remote bogland in Co Meath where they are confident a former Cistercian monk executed by the IRA is secretly buried.

One of the 16 so-called Disappeared, Joe Lynskey went missing from west Belfast in August 1972.

Almost 40 years later the IRA admitted abducting, killing and burying him.

Investigators working to recover the bodies of the Disappeared said they have now narrowed the search for Mr Lynskey to 15 acres of bogland at Coghalstown. The searches are being carried out close to Oristown Bog where the remains of 23-year-old Brendan Megraw were recovered last year, after four searches taking around 15 years.

So far, the remains of 10 people have been recovered and at least seven remain missing.

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