Detectives in appeal over missing girl

Mary Boyle disappeared in 1977
Mary Boyle disappeared in 1977

Detectives have launched a renewed bid to solve the Republic’s longest-running missing person case.

It has been 41 years since the disappearance of six-year-old schoolgirl Mary Boyle.

Gardai have renewed their appeal to the public for assistance with the case.

Mary disappeared on March 18, 1977 from Cashelard, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

The Garda said the investigation “remains live and ongoing at this time”.

Detectives have asked anyone “with tangible evidence to help advance this investigation and bring some comfort to the Boyle family” to come forward.

Detectives can be contacted at Ballyshannon garda station on 071 9858530 or the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111.