Sunday 4 December 2016

'I never thought I'd be entering 2016 with my little brother missing'

Sister of young missing student Michael Bugler (20) posts emotional message as search continues

Published 01/01/2016 | 14:33

A post on Michael Bugler's sister's Facebook page, showing Michael and Laura growing up
A post on Michael Bugler's sister's Facebook page, showing Michael and Laura growing up

THE sister of missing student Michael Bugler has posted an emotional message on social media, asking for others to help in the search and saying she is finding it very difficult to comprehend starting a new year with the 20-year-old missing.

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The young man has been missing for two weeks.

He was last seen leaving the Quays bar in Galway city at around 1am on Friday, 18 December. His family and friends became worried when they did not hear from the young student since.

Gardai have appealed for the public’s assistance in tracing the third year law student, who is originally from Ennis Co Clare.

"We are still on the search for Michael, I never thought I would be entering 2016 with my little brother gone and the fact that we haven't yet found him makes it even harder to get through milestones like tonight," Laura Bugler posted on Facebook yesterday. 

"As Michael's big sister it's always felt like my job to mind, protect and look after my little man and if anyone can help me finish off that job and spare a few hours in trying to bring him home tomorrow, it'd mean the world to myself and my family."

Missing student Michael Bulger
Missing student Michael Bulger

The search is continuing tday n Calasanctius College Oranmore

“If anyone has seen him or heard from him please get in contact. If anyone has friends around Galway who might have seen him I'd really appreciate it if you could share this also,” she wrote.

The missing man is described as being 5’9” in height, of thin build with short brown hair and blue eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a grey coloured jumper and jeans.

A garda statement said gardai were concerned for his welfare and asked anyone with information to contact them at Galway Garda Station  on 091 538000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station

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