Ciara Breen

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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(...)

Deirdre Jacob’s parents, Bernadette and Michael, at home in Newbridge in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man who served a lengthy prison sentence for a violent crime against a woman is the chief suspect for the murder of Deirdre Jacob. The Co Kildare w(...)

The body of Ciara Breen (17) was never found after she went missing 21 years ago.

The mother of missing teenager Ciara Breen (17) has died without ever getting her daughter’s remains returned to her. Tributes have been paid to Bern(...)

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. (...)

Gardai at the scene ( house in centre of pic) of the discovery of the skeletal remains of a human in the back yard of a house, by builders, on Mary Street, North, Dundalk. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Human remains found the back garden of a house in Louth are historical and not the result of a recent crime. The skeletal remains were found on Wedne(...)

It is exactly 20 years on Tuesday since Fiona Pender disappeared.

Fiona Pender would have turned 45 this year. The Co Offaly woman vanished in 1996, a time when Mary Robinson was president, divorce had just been intr(...)

The scene at Balmer’s Bog near Dundalk in Co Louth where ther search for missing teenager Ciara Breen is taking place.  Members of the Defence Forces have joined gardaí in the ongoing operation. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

An army bomb disposal team was called to a bog in Dundalk, Co Louth on Thursday after a suspicious device was discovered during the search for a missi(...)

Ciara Breen was 17 when she went missing in 1997

A man in his 60s was released without charge after being arrested on Monday as part of the search for Ciara Breen, who went missing form her Dundalk h(...)

The scene at an area of wasteland near Dundalk Garda Station where gardaí are conducting a search in connection with the disappearance of Ciara Breen on February 13th, 1997. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The search operation to locate missing woman Ciara Breen continued in Dundalk on Wednesday amid torrential conditions. Tuesday’s media presence had la(...)

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(...)

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