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Family of missing man hold demonstration outside Dutch embassy

James Grealis has been missing in The Netherlands since October 2008. His family say they have concerns over how the case has been dealt with by Dutch authorities.

The Dutch embassy on Dublin's Merrion Road
The Dutch embassy on Dublin's Merrion Road
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THE FAMILY OF a Mayo man missing in The Netherlands are to hold a demonstration outside the Dutch embassy today over how authorities have handled the case.

24-year-old James P Grealis from Achill in Mayo went missing in the Dutch town of Breda on 23 October 2008. His family say that Dutch authorities have neglected the case.

Family members will submit a letter of complaint to Dutch ambassador Robert Engels at the embassy in Dublin to express their concerns.

“We are extremely disappointed with the way James’ case has been dealt with and we are using this opportunity to express our concerns in the hope that the case will be given more respect and urgency,” a family member said.

The demonstration is being held today to coincide with James’s 28th birthday.

The family will deliver copies of the letter to the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste, and all TDs after the demonstration to highlight the case and call for help in assisting them.

The demonstration takes place outside the Dutch embassy on Merrion Road in Dublin this afternoon.

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