Thursday 22 February 2018

No room for complacency on safety of our children

It is every parent's ultimate nightmare, an incident that brings back memories of Madeleine McCann and other young children who disappeared.

A five-year-old girl was innocently playing with friends near her home in the small Welsh town of Machynlleth when suddenly she went missing.

Towns and villages similar to Machynlleth can be found in every corner of Ireland. In the normal course of events, parents on the estate of five-year-old April Jones could allow their children to play out on the green next to their homes without any fear that they would come to harm.

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