A witness has come forward to An Garda Síochána, linking the disappearance in 1986 of Dublin schoolboy Philip Cairns, aged 13, with the recently deceased convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke, but gardaí say this has not yet led to positive results.
Since last Monday, a specialist search team from the local station, backed up by experts from the Garda Technical Bureau, and from Thursday by a team of sniffer dogs, have been combing the marsh land area, known as Balmers Bog, on the Ardee Road in the Co Louth town.
The John Smith's Silver Cup (2.25 York) is a typically strong 15-runner handicap in which a case can be made for a number of the runners, but perhaps the most compelling of all can be built around the progressive Suraj, who sits neatly at the very bottom of the racecard.
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore would not comment on whether Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte should apologise to RTÉ licence-fee payers after the broadcaster reached a settlement out of court for comments he made on air.
Jeremy Noseda’s decision to fly Johnny Murtagh over to Lingfield yesterday to partner Valbchek suggested the colt took a high rank in his stable, and there was no reason to doubt the trainer after the Play Mobile Bingo With williamhillbingo.com Maiden Stakes.