Sunday 26 March 2017

Disappearance of schoolboy transfixed the whole nation like Maddy case

Gardaí search the Dodder for Philip Cairns in October 1986
Gardaí search the Dodder for Philip Cairns in October 1986

Paul Williams

The disappearance of a 13-year-old schoolboy in Dublin attracted huge attention - on a scale similar to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

The cases of missing children always deserve such attention.

Like Madeleine, the disappearance of Philip Cairns has been one of the most perplexing criminal cases in recent times.

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