An appeal has been made by the family of a Fermanagh man who went missing 17 years ago. Anthony Lynch, known as Tony, had moved to Clones from Magheraveely two months prior to his disappearance.

The father of four was last seen walking along Fermanagh Street in Clones on January 6 2002.

He had been working in Cavan at the time and when he did not return to work suspicions were raised and he was reported missing on January 9 2002.

Mr Lynch had been driving a white Mitsubishi Galant registration number TIL 4670 at the time of his disappearance. The vehicle was last seen at roughly 11pm on January 12 2002, travelling north on the Dublin to Newry road.

Speaking to RTE One’s crimcall Tony’s wife, Angela Lynch, said he was “always on their mind and in their hearts.”

She recalls going into his flat in Clones:

“Everything single thing he owned was in that flat. It was like he went to the shop and just didn’t come back.”

His daughter Mary told Crimecall: "Different things go through our head all the time about what could have happened. We just really need some answers."