Some of Trinity’s medical students in A Parting Gift

Parents of small children can conjure up so many 3am worries that the expression “every parent’s nightmare” covers a very long list. Though there i(...)

Gerry and Kate McCann. British police are reviewing a file of the worst abuse directed against the couple. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

The English woman who was found dead in a hotel room after being confronted by a TV crew about her online abuse of the parents of missing child Mad(...)

Gerry and Kate McCann: Mr McCann said they did not read  online abuse because it was too ”upsetting”.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A woman who was accused of targeting internet abuse at Madeleine McCann’s parents has been found dead in a hotel. Brenda Leyland (63) was ident(...)

Members of the Portuguese police arrive to guard an area in Praia da Luz where the search for British girl Madeleine McCann resumed yesterday. Photograph:  Carlos Vidigal/Reuters. 1:06

British police have started searching an area of scrubland close to where Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal seven years ago.Officers are thoug(...)

Portuguese police search scrubland in Praia da Luz, Portugal, as British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal have reportedly arrived at the potential excavation site near where the young girl vanished seven years ago. Photograph: Luis Forra/PA Wire

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal have cordoned off an area of scrubland amid mounting speculation that they are (...)

Handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of a computer generated image of the distinctive burgundy long sleeve top worn by a man that detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking for. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking for a lone intruder who sexually abus(...)

British police are in Portugal this week to continue investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a resort in Praia da Luz in 2007. Photograph: PA Wire

British police searching for missing Madeleine McCann want their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and examine the bank accounts of three fo(...)

The human mind is not rational when it comes to assessing risk and excessive anxiety can be triggered. Photograph: Getty Images

Q We hope you may be able to help: our eight-year-old daughter has recently developed a fear of being kidnapped to the extent that she will now not sl(...)

Michael Deely: “We’re still looking and searching and waiting and hoping.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Yesterday marked 13 years since the wet and stormy night when Trevor Deely walked across Baggot Street Bridge in Dublin and disappeared. The bank empl(...)

Robert Heffernan: “It was stupid out of me not to read the whole story. What came to mind was Madeleine McCann, a child being kidnapped. I was stupid and it was very ignorant out of me and I want to apologise.” Photograph: Frank Miller

An activist with the Roma community in Cork said she was “shocked and disheartened” by an offensive tweet regarding the community posted by world cham(...)