Remains which were found on Inis Mór in 1996 have been identified after more than two decades as missing Limerick man Denis Walsh.
Walsh went missing on March 9, 1996 at the age of 23, and the then unidentified body was found on the shore of Inis Mór just over a month later.
Gardaí have informed the Walsh family of the identification of their son, which has been made possible due to scientific advances.
A statement from the Gardaí said “An Garda Síochána investigating the discovery of unidentified remains found on the shore in Inis Mór Aran Islands Co Galway on April 7, 1996 have this week received confirmation that the remains are those of 23 year old Denis Walsh of Caherdavin Co Limerick.”
“Denis was reported missing on March 9, 1996 and now due to advances in DNA a positive identification has now been established.”
“The Walsh family have been informed and a family liaison officer has been appointed.”