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Daughter pleads for 'peace of mind' 41 years after father's disappearance

58-year-old Albert Timmins was last seen on December 23rd 1980, after leaving home to visit a friend at The Viscount pub in Whitehall, Dublin 9.
Albert Timmons (Photo: An Garda Síochána)

Albert Timmons (Photo: An Garda Síochána)

Neasa Cumiskey

The daughter of a man who vanished from his Dublin home 41 years ago has said that she wants to get closure on the case before she dies.

58-year-old Albert Timmins was last seen on December 23rd 1980, after leaving home to visit a friend at The Viscount pub in Whitehall, Dublin 9.

His daughter, Carol Morris, is once again appealing for information on his disappearance.

Ms Morris was just 16 years old when her father disappeared and recalled the events of that fateful day.

“He was a happy-go-lucky man. Very hard working and very good to us.” she told Newstalk.

“I got up the next morning and went up to our own house and noticed the bed hadn’t been slept in and his lunch that I made the night before was still on the table.”

Carol said that his disappearance still consumes her more than four decades later.

“It is very hard It is constantly in your head gnawing away at you. Always wondering, will today be the day you get a bit of news,” she said.

“You are waiting and watching the news to see if there will be a body washed up or something.”

Carol, who lives in Swords, is renewing her appeal for information on the case.

“Anyone out there who has any information please get in touch with the Gardaí because if nothing else it gives you peace of mind because it has been a hard 41 years.

“Every year, we are getting older and you want to know something before we end up dying.”


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