Deirdre Jacob’s parents, Michael and Bernadette, at Naas Garda station, Co Kildare, during an appeal to the public marking the 20th anniversary of Deirdre’s disappearance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some time ago a man came forward and told gardaí the criminal now regarded as the chief suspect for the 1998 murder of Deirdre Jacob had made a drunke(...)

Garda sources said the DNA profile of Mark Hennessy (40) will be crosschecked on a database for any links to unsolved historical or recent sex crimes.

Jastine Valdez was murdered, probably by strangulation, on Saturday evening shortly after being abducted from a Co Wicklow roadside, gardaí believe. (...)

Fiona Sinnott, pictured here with her daughter Emma,  was aged 19 when she went missing in February 1998. Photograph: Family handout

The family of Wexford woman Fiona Sinnott, who has been missing and presumed dead for 17 years, hopes to start a new search for her body in the coming(...)

 Members of the Garda Water Unit search through swamp land  during a new search for Ciara Breen, who disappeared in 1997. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have said a new search for missing Dundalk teenager Ciara Breen could last a number of weeks. The 17-year-old disappeared from her home at Bac(...)

Photograph of Ciara Breen released by gardaí when she went missing in 1997

Gardaí say a new search for missing Dundalk teenager Ciara Breen could last a number of weeks. The 17-year-old disappeared from her home at Bachelor’s(...)

Photograph of Ciara Breen released by gardaí when she went missing in 1997

A man has been released without charge after being arrested on Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Ciara Breen in 1997. The ar(...)

Deirdre Jacob: disappeared while walking home from the middle of Newbridge, Co Kildare

Last Saturday morning in Michael and Bernie Jacob’s house the map came out, as it has done at regular intervals since the couple’s daughter Deirdre(...)