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Mary Boyle’s sister to meet TD’s

Mary Boyle (7) who was last seen alive on March 18, 1977.

Mary Boyle (7) who was last seen alive on March 18, 1977.

BY C.J.MCGINLEY
THE twin sister of Mary Boyle who disappeared in 1977 is to meet with a number of Dáil deputies in Dublin tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss developments in the case.

It follows the news on Thursday that Ann Doherty visited Pearse Street garda station and spent up to six hours giving a formal statement to gardai in which she claims to know who killed Mary.

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She was joined by country singer Margo O’Donnell, a cousin and former neighbour of the Boyle’s, who also claims to have information about the disappearance in what is Ireland’s longest running missing person case.

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty will accompany will accompany Ann Doherty tomorrow. She said the meetings are a significant development.

Mary Boyle went missing from her grandparents farm at Cashelard near Ballyshannon on the 18th of March 1977.

Speaking to the Donegal News Journalist Gemma O’Doherty said that Ms. Doherty claims the person responsible for her sister’s murder was known to her.

She says the investigation and calls for an inquest have been frustrated for years and Ann Doherty is now pleading with the Garda Commissioner to take action on this case and make an arrest.

The former officer claims that a politician made contact with Gardai in the days after the child’s murder and made an unusual request in an effort to hinder the investigation.

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