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# Cold Case

This year
What the jury didn't hear in 'cold case' trial that found Noel Long guilty of Nora Sheehan's murder
The jury agreed with the State’s case that the evidence pointed to the ‘inescapable conclusion’ that Sheehan had met her death in June 1981 at the hands of Long.
'Through the briars': The trial of Noel Long and a cold case 42 years in the making
Long had pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Nora Sheehan between 6 and 12 June 1981.
Forestry workers initially thought woman's body was a dead animal in 'cold case' murder trial
Retired Garda Sergeant John O’Sullivan told the trial how he was the only garda on duty in the station when the body was found.
Last year
RTÉ Investigates reveals new evidence into 1985 death of Fr Niall Molloy
A law lecturer told the programme that Flynn may have been convicted for the death if his psychiatric assessment was available to the prosecution
Body washed ashore in Scotland in 2006 may have come from Dublin Bay
The Scottish Cold Case Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University have used facial reconstruction and tidal flows to try and solve the mystery.
Deirdre Jacob: Commissioner says Gardaí will ‘take stock’ after DPP decide against prosecution
Deirdre Jacob was 18 years old when she disappeared near her home in Newbridge in Co Kildare in July 1998.
The du Plantier murder review: Inside a garda cold case investigation
The Serious Crime Review Team was set up in 2007 to find answers to long unsolved murders.
Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey
19-year-old Una Lynskey was killed near her home in Co Meath in 1971.
All time
Gardaí make appeal to identify man found dead in Meath 30 years ago
A sketch of the deceased man and new forensic evidence is hoped to identify the man who was found dead in 1991.
Dig to begin in England in search for teenage girl who disappeared 21 years ago
Sarah Benford was last seen in the Kettering area of Northamptonshire on 6 April 2000.
Gardaí renew witness appeal into 2007 Gussie Hornibrook murder
The body of Gussie Hornibrook was discovered at his home in Templeacre Avenue, Gurranabraher, Cork city on November 6, 2007
Gardaí issue appeal for information over murder of baby found dead in Dun Laoghaire in 1973
A 2007 inquest identified Cynthia Owen as the mother of baby Noleen Murphy.
Taoiseach backs investigation into loyalist murder of Louth man
Seamus Ludlow was killed on his way home from a pub in Dundalk in 1976.
FactCheck: Can a common cold cause a positive Covid-19 test?
A claim that started in the US, which suggests that a case of cold or flu, or a previous vaccine against them, can give a positive Covid-19 test result, has reached Ireland.
Calls for new forensic photos of Amy Fitzpatrick who has been missing for 11 years
Amy went missing in January 2008.
Potential breakthrough in 35-year-old case as man arrested over murder of Marie Tierney
The mother-of-two’s body was discovered two months after she went missing in 1984.
'We still want answers': Gussie Shanahan's family ask man who rang his father about case to come forward
The 20 year-old went missing in Limerick in 2000.
Arrest in Australian cold case made famous by 'Teacher's Pet' podcast
The body of Lynette Dawson has never been recovered.
Man arrested in Spain over killing of 11-year-old Dutch boy in 1998
Nick Verstappen went missing from a summer camp in August 1998 and was later found dead.
'Adds insult to injury': Gsoc highly critical of gardaí for losing files in Fr Niall Molloy probe
Gsoc has published a scathing report into deficiencies in the investigation files into the priest’s murder.
Cold case appeal for information on brutal murder of Limerick teen in 2007
19-year-old Jeffrey Hannan was murdered in violent circumstances on 22 November 2007.
Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.
Ian Bailey appeals French decision to charge him over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Bailey has denied any involvement in the killing of the French film producer in 1996.
There is more than one apology due over the abysmal Kerry Babies saga
But one is all we’re likely to get.
Former RFU director Rob Andrew heaps World Cup blame on Lancaster in his new book
Andrew claims Lancaster was ‘dictatorial’ in the build-up to the tournament.
Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say
French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Man gets life sentence 30 years after murdering a pensioner and setting her home on fire
John Joseph Malone murdered 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth in 1987.
'They think I'm a monster': US court rules Belfast-born man innocent of killing child in 1957
Jack McCullough was convicted of the murder of Maria Ridulph in 2012.
Witnesses, DNA and a murderer's own guilt: From unsolved homicide to case closed
The garda serious crime review team is tasked with examining cold cases, but how does our system compare with other jurisdictions?
The unsolved case of Felix McCann: Savagely beaten to death in a south Dublin shed
What happens when nobody advocates for the victim?
'What did she go through?': The unsolved murder of a young Clare woman
Interpol is involved in the worldwide investigation into the death of Emer O’Loughlin.
Jim Mulqueen: A 'lovely, educated' man murdered in his own home at 92
The elderly man, who is fondly remembered by his community, was murdered during a suspected break-in.
Dessie Fox: The violent killing of an 'incredible family man'
As part of this week’s Getting Away With Murder Series, we go back to 1990 and the killing of a father-of-three in Kildare.
Member of bible study group strangled a widowed pensioner and set fire to her home, court hears
John Joseph Malone is charged with murdering 69-year-old Ann (Nancy) Smyth on 11 September 1987.
Meet the woman who solves US murders decades after they have taken place
Dr Erin Kimmerle is considered to be one of America’s best forensic anthropologists.
Fresh appeal for information on Fiona Sinnott case 19 years after her disappearance
Gardaí switched the case to a murder inquiry in 2005.
New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979
Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.
Gussie Shanahan's disappearance: Gardaí ask for help with 17-year-old cold case
Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan, the youngest in a family of four, has been missing since February 2000.
Police solve 40-year-old murder case of ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer
A controversial DNA technique known as familial DNA was used to identify the killer.
'A brutal and frenzied attack': New appeal into 1982 murder of Late Late Show set designer
A friend of Charlie Self’s appealed for those with information to come forward.