‘There may be persons who were young at the time of Philip’s disappearance and not in a position to provide An Garda Síochána with information, who may now be able to come forward’

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information on a missing persons case involving a Dublin schoolboy who vanished without trace 35 years ago. Thir(...)

Mark Heidenfeld: ‘I was quite fortunate in a number of games. I didn’t quite believe it until it happened.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Chess is having a moment. Many discovered – or rediscovered – this most intellectually demanding of board games during the Covid-19 pandemic. This co(...)

Templeogue Black Amber captain Stephen James will be up against his brothers in the Pat Duffy National Cup final on Saturday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The last weekend of January can only mean one thing in Irish basketball – it’s Hula Hoops National Cup finals time. All roads lead to the National B(...)

Photograph of Philip Cairns from when he went missing in 1986.

Having made his name in broadcasting and become one of RTÉ’s marquee names, Gareth O’Callaghan has been commended for his bravery in recent years when(...)

Schoolboy Philip Cairns (13)  went missing after leaving his south Dublin home to return to school one day in 1986 after having lunch.

No forensic link has been established between deceased paedophile DJ Eamon Cooke and the schoolbag of missing presumed murdered Philip Cairns. The b(...)

A file image from 2001 of convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke, owner of Radio Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke helped a woman to launch a campaign against the Catholic Church seeking compensation over clerical child sex abu(...)

Proclamation Day was described by Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys as a “once in a generation occasion”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The |rish Times

Thousands of schools and other educational institutions will be participating in Proclamation Day, one of the flagship initiatives of the State commem(...)