Northern Ireland's disappeared
Northern Ireland's 'Disappeared'

The remains of two bodies have been found on reclaimed bogland in Ireland where three victims of the IRA are believed to have been secretly buried.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains said a dig on the farmland in Coghalstown, County Meath unearthed one body in the morning.

A second body was discovered as further examination took place at the site and preparations were being made to take the first body out of the ground, Sky News reported.

Three victims are believed to be buried at the site. They are monk Joe Lynskey, Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee.

"We have always said that we think three bodies are in that area and until there is further identification we just don't know," a commission spokesman told Sky News.

It is understood that Lynskey's family, who have been waiting for 43 years to give him a proper burial have been notified of the initial discovery.

The former Cistercian monk who joined the IRA was abducted and murdered by the IRA in August 1972 but the terror group only admitted to his disappearance in 2010.

Wright, who was in the IRA was killed in the same year by his colleagues, who had accused him of being a British Army agent and a member of the Military Reaction Force. Wright was also an IRA member.

The commission was set up in 1999 by a treaty between the British and Irish governments to obtain confidential information that could help locate the bodies of missing victims. Information obtained cannot be used in criminal proceedings, the BBC said.

Over the past 16 years, the commission has searched for 16 people were were officially listed as the 'Disappeared' and so far, the remains of 10 victims have been recovered and formallyt identified.