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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Madeleine McCann

This year
The Explainer: 16 years on, what is happening with the Madeleine McCann case?
Joining us on this week’s episode is journalist Robbyn Swan, author of Looking for Madeleine and who featured in the Netflix series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, to look over the history of the investigation. Are police making progress? Who is the suspect who has been linked to the case?
Officers flatten excavation site and dig holes as Madeleine McCann searches conclude
Portuguese police confirmed the search concluded today and materials had been sent to Germany for testing.
Police in Portugal begin digging in woodland in fresh Madeleine McCann searches
Officers spent hours cutting back the undergrowth at Barragem do Arade today.
Portuguese police carry out new searches at reservoir in Madeleine McCann case
McCann was three years old when she went missing from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007
Police investigating Madeleine McCann disappearance will search Portuguese reservoir
The reservoir is 50km from where the toddler went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal 16 years ago.
German court unable to try suspect in McCann case for unrelated offences, including rape of Irish woman
Prosecutors in other regions of Germany where the suspect lived must now decide whether to pursue the charges and stake a claim to jurisdiction.
Last year
Madeleine McCann’s parents lose legal battle over Portuguese detective’s comments
The three-year-old vanished during a family holiday to Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007.
New evidence found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect, prosecutor says
Convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner was declared a suspect in the case by Portuguese officials last month.
Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner denied parole in Germany – report
The convicted sex offender was declared an official suspect by Portuguese authorities last month.
Madeleine McCann’s parents say finding out truth is ‘essential’ 15 years on
Kate and Gerry McCann wrote that although “uncertainty creates weakness”, they need closure on what happened to the toddler in 2007.
Madeleine McCann's parents 'welcome' declaration of official suspect in Germany
Madeleine went missing from her family’s holiday apartment in the Portuguese holiday resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.
All time
A poignant message to Madeleine McCann on her 18th birthday
A post with the words ‘we love you and we’re waiting for you’ appeared on the campaign’s Facebook page.
Madeleine McCann’s parents still cling to hope ahead of her 18th birthday
Kate and Gerry McCann said their missing daughter’s 18th birthday and the global pandemic have made this year even harder for the family.
German prosecutors probe Madeleine McCann suspect over 2004 rape of Irishwoman
The Brunswick prosecutor confirmed it today.
European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal
Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.
Police in Germany find 'hidden cellar' in search carried out as part of Madeleine McCann probe
The search in Hanover was linked to an investigation in which a 43-year-old man is a suspect.
Police search garden plot in Germany for third day amid Madeleine McCann probe
Police are using excavators, sniffer dogs, shovels and rakes to investigate the plot.
Police search garden allotment in Germany as part of Madeleine McCann investigation
A garden allotment in the northern German city of Hanover is being searched, prosecutors said.
Police reopen 2004 rape case of Irishwoman after claims of link to Madeleine McCann suspect
Irish woman Hazel Behan, now aged 37, was viciously assaulted by a stranger in her Portuguese apartment 16 years ago.
Portuguese police search wells in Madeleine McCann investigation
The Mirror reported that police and divers in the Algarve region examined three disused wells on Thursday.
German prosecutors have 'concrete evidence' Madeleine McCann is dead
Three-year-old “Maddie” disappeared from the Portuguese holiday resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.
Parents of Madeleine McCann deny receiving letter from investigators saying there is 'proof' of her death
Kate and Gerry McCann said reports are causing “unnecessary anxiety to friends and family and once again disrupted our lives”.
German prosecutor holds out slim hope Madeleine McCann could still be alive
A suspect in the case, who is currently serving a prison sentence, has been named as Christian Brueckner.
Belgium reopens cold case over possible link to Madeleine McCann suspect
Carola Titze (16) was found dead in July 1996 in the resort town of De Haan on the Belgian coast.
Madeleine McCann suspect is being ‘investigated over two other child disappearances’
Christian Brueckner has been linked to the disappearance of two children in 1996 and 2015.
What we know about the suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance
The German national was 30 years old when three-year-old Madeleine vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
German police treating Madeleine McCann investigation as murder, prosecutors 'assume she is dead'
The suspect has been described as a “sexual predator” who has in the past been convicted of crimes against children.
German prisoner identified as suspect in Madeleine McCann disappearance
Her parents Kate and Gerry said they will “never give up hope” of finding their daughter alive.
Madeleine McCann disappeared 10 years ago today
Her parents say they haven’t lost hope of finding her.
McCann parents in TV interview: 'We still buy birthday presents for Madeleine'
The pair have spoken to the BBC to mark 10 years since the disappearance of their daughter.
Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claim they were involved in cover up
A former investigator made the claims in a book about her disappearance.
Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance
Madeleine would turn 13 next month.
Madeleine McCann's parents say they haven't given up hope of finding their daughter
It is Kate and Gerry McCann’s ninth Christmas without their daughter.
There will be just 4 police officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
That number has been cut from 29.
'Unlikely' that suitcase remains found in Australia are Madeleine McCann
Police have dismissed the speculation as ‘attention seeking’.
Sky News has tracked down one of many 'Internet trolls' abusing Maddie McCann's parents
A 67-page dossier detailing malicious internet postings has been sent to the Commissioner in Scotland Yard, according to the news channel.
‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance
The McCann’s are suing former police chief Goncalo Amaral for libel.
Madeleine McCann: Police conclude search with no significant finds
Around 20 investigators spent today scouring two areas either side of a highway on the outskirts of the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.
Madeleine McCann: Police to question several suspects in the "very near future", reports
At least three “mostly Portuguese” suspects are to be questioned.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.