File picture of Ann Boyle at the spot in Ballyshannon, Donegal, where her daughter Mary  disappeared on March 18th, 1977. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí make first arrest in case of Ireland’s longest-missing person

A man has been arrested as a suspect in the disappearance of Mary Boyle, who was then aged six, in 1977 in Donegal.

Mother says she lives with the hope that missing child is still alive

Mary Boyle was 6 years old when she went missing  from her grandparents’ house near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on March 18th.  1977.

Girl last seen near her grandparents’ home close to Ballyshannon almost 40 years ago

Anti-deportation protest   outside the Department of Justice in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Department of Justice said claims up 40 per cent, first rise since 2002

Gardaí preserve scene at Ridge Hall near Ballybrack village, Co Dublin where the body of a boy was discovered yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Woman known to dead boy and father remains in custody after detention period extended

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis (left) at the scene where a two-year-old boy was found dead in Shankill yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Woman known to Hassan Khan’s family arrested after grim discovery

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

Child Rescue Ireland is issued through the media and spread through road signs

Child’s body still at crime scene in south Dublin apartmentWoman in her 40s arrested for questioning

Gardaí preserve scene at Ridge Hall  where the body of a boy was discovered. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Gardaí trying to trace the boy’s father as woman in her 40s arrested in the Shankill flat where body was found

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