Philip Cairns

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Convicted child molester Eamon Cooke outside a Radio Dublin studio in Clondalkin, Dublin, in 2001.  Gardaí will interview ex-employees of Radio Dublin, a pirate station owned by  Cooke (above), as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Philip Cairns in 1986. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí will interview former employees of Radio Dublin, the pirate station owned by convicted child molester Eamon Cooke, as part of their investigati(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986.

The former head of the Garda Cold Case Unit says the recent developments in the Philip Cairns case could be the catalyst that prompts other victims to(...)

Angela Copley: Contacted several Garda stations and heard back in about two days. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A former community worker who went to the Garda with information about the disappearance of schoolboy Philip Cairns said she hoped it would help his m(...)

Anyone with information about Aengus “Gussie” Shanahan should call the Garda Síochána on  061-214340. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When someone goes missing there is always someone, somewhere who has information that could end a family’s suffering, according the founder of Irelan(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986. He was aged 13.

A woman who went to gardaí with information about the case of missing boy Philip Cairns has said she only came forward because she wanted his mother a(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986. He was aged 13.

Ballyroan Road in Rathfarnham is a long, tree-lined stretch in south Dublin of 1960s-era semi-detached homes, gravel driveways and neatly tended garde(...)

Eamon Cooke, a former DJ with the Radio Dublin pirate station, was jailed in March 2007 for 10 years for sexually assaulting young girls at his home on dates in the mid to late 1970s. He has now been linked to the missing person case of Philip Cairns, who disappeared in 1986.

The former radio DJ Eamon Cooke gained minor celebrity status in Dublin in the late 1960s and 1970s. Listeners felt their tastes were not being full(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin,  on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986.

Gardaí believe they may have made a significant breakthrough in the case of Philip Cairns, the 13-year old boy who went missing in Dublin nearly 30 ye(...)

‘Dear parent, we don’t want to alarm you but we are aware of a possible attempted abduction of a student in the area. Please talk to your son about tr(...)

Homing pigeons are released into the sky at the launch of Ireland’s inaugural Missing Persons Day in Farmleigh House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The first Wednesday in every December is to be designated Missing Persons Day, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter announced yesterday. The Minister app(...)

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