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Renewed appeal for information on Philip Cairns as field in Dublin Mts to be searched

Gardai investigating the disappearance of missing schoolboy Philip Cairns may search for his remains in a field in the foothills of the Dublin mountains.

The 13-year-old – who’s mother is a Kilkenny-native – disappeared on his way back to school after his lunch-break in Rathfarnham in Dublin in 1986.

The Irish Independent claims the field was once used by the paedophile Eamonn Cooke to transmit a signal for his pirate radio station.

The serial child abuser is believed to have hidden a container 20 foot underground on the site where he also kept a caravan.

New information has been given to Gardai in recent months – they’re now appealing for information from other people who were perhaps children at the time.