Today’s ceremony was attended by the families and friends of missing persons, a number of whom spoke at the event. Other speakers at today’s ceremony included the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, and Dr Dorothy Ramsbottom from Forensic Science Ireland (FSI). Music was provided by Mount Anville Junior Choir, soloists Julieanne Forrest and Joe O’Grady, and the Garda Band. The National Missing Persons Helpline provided an information point at the ceremony. This year’s ceremony marked the third year of the FSI/An Garda Síochána facility to collect DNA samples from close family members.