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# Abduction

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# Investigation
Cold case experts start review of Natascha Kampusch kidnap case
Investigators are searching for errors and missed opportunities in the probe into Kampusch’s abduction in 1998 when she was 10.
# Trafficking
Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers
Babies were being auctioned to the highest bidder for as much as €6,000, according to reports.
# Missing
Gardaí launch new alert system for child abductions
A new alert system has been launched aimed at spreading information quickly to the media and public when a child is believed to have been abducted.
# Ciarán Noonan
Man charged in connection with Ciarán Noonan murder
It is the second time the same man will appear before the courts in connection with the abduction and murder of the 29-year-old Dublin man.
# Abductions
Minister for Justice releases figures on child abductions during 2011
Releasing the figures on parental-child abduction, Alan Shatter urged estranged partners experiencing problems to seek mediation in the best interests of the children involved.
# Missing Child
Tucson police investigate disappearance of girl, 6, from family home
Search was launched on Saturday morning after parents reported the young child missing.
Massive search underway for six-year-old Isabel amid kidnapping fears
Police in Arizona say that the young girl vanished from her bedroom in Tucson.
# Ciarán Noonan
Fresh arrest over murder of Ciarán Noonan
Noonan’s body was found in a field in Co Meath more than a week after his disappearance from Dublin’s East Wall.
# catastrophic
Man planned to abduct and electrocute a former lawyer - and blame his cat
American investigators say the man borrowed elements of his plan from a television show and wanted authorities to believe the victim’s cat was the culprit of the crime.
# Charged
Man in court over attempted abduction
The 40-year-old is charged in connection with an attempted abduction in Kildare last year.
# Wicklow
Man arrested following garda pursuit in Co Wicklow
An appeal had earlier been issued for the man and three young children who were last seen in a blue Nissan Almera in Ashford, Co Wicklow this morning.
# Abduction
Three arrested over attempted abduction of Kildare family
Armed men tried take a security company employee, his wife, and their 2-year-old son hostage in their Kildare home in April of last year.
# Ciarán Noonan
Eleventh arrest in connection with Ciarán Noonan abduction
The man was arrested in the Dublin area this morning, gardaí say.
# Ciarán Noonan
Tenth arrest over Ciarán Noonan murder
Noonan was last seen alive on 20 October when he was bundled into a car and driven away from Dublin’s East Wall.
# Ciarán Noonan
Men arrested over Ciarán Noonan murder released
Two men arrested recently in connection with Noonan’s death have been released from custody.
# Ciarán Noonan
Another arrest over abduction and murder of Ciarán Noonan
Gardaí have arrested a seventh person in the investigation into the case. Noonan was seen by witnesses being beaten and bundled into a car in the East Wall area of Dublin on 20 October.
# Murder
Sixth person arrested over abduction and murder of Ciarán Noonan
A man in his 30s was taken into custody in west Dublin this morning.
# Ciarán Noonan
Man released in Ciarán Noonan murder probe
The man in his 20s has been released without charge this morning.
Body of missing man Ciarán Noonan identified
A man in his 20s has been arrested this morning in connection with the investigation.
# Gardaí
Gardaí searching for abducted man find body in Co Meath
Twenty-nine-year-old Ciarán Noonan was abducted from the East Wall area of Dublin on 20 October.
# Abduction
Gardaí search land in Meath for abducted Dublin man Ciarán Noonan
Nothing has been heard from Noonan since his abduction on 20 October.
# Abduction
Woman arrested over East Wall abduction released
A woman questioned by gardaí about the kidnapping of Dublin man Ciarán Noonan has been released without charge.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Michael D Higgins is to be the ninth President of the Republic of Ireland; a woman is arrested over Dublin abduction; and Jimmy Savil passes away at the age of 84.
# Arrest
Woman arrested in connection with East Wall abduction
Ciarán Noonan was abducted on Russell Avenue in Dublin 3 in broad daylight on 20 October. His whereabouts are unknown.
# appeal
Gardaí renew appeal for information over Dublin kidnap
Gardaí investigating the abduction of Dubliner Ciaran Noonan have asked the public for their assistance again as fears for his safety continue to grow.
# Abduction
'Please give him back': Abducted man's mother begs for his return
Ciarán Noonan, 29, was bundled into a black VW Golf in Dublin’s East Wall last Thursday.
# Abduction
Woman arrested in connection with Dublin abduction
Gardaí say they are very concerned for the safety of the 29-year-old man kidnapped from East Wall last week.
# Stolen Foetus
US woman charged with murdering pregnant woman and stealing unborn baby
The alarm was raised after a woman contacted emergency services to say her newborn baby was not breathing, but authorities later discovered it was not her infant and had not been delivered naturally.
# Missing
Irish girl, six, kidnapped in Cyprus
May Assad Monaghan, originally from Swords, Co Dublin, is believed to have been taken from near her home.
# China
Mentally disabled 'slaves' rescued from Chinese brick factories
The victims were abducted and sold to factory owners, who abused them in Dickensian conditions.
# New Search
Search resumes for murdered Tyrone teenager
Arlene Arkinson, 15, was last seen getting into car belonging to a convicted rapist and murderer in 1994. No trace of her has ever been found.
# Jaycee Dugard
Watch: Police release disturbing video of Jaycee Dugard abductor in action
The clip showing Nancy Garrido luring a little girl into the back of a van emerged as cops admitted failings in the investigation.
# Abduction
Gardaí confident of catching man behind attempted abduction in Offaly
The girl is reported to have been “very lucky” after the man “nearly had her”.
# Abduction
Gardaí investigate attempted abduction of Offaly girl
A girl in her early teens was the victim of an attempted abduction in Ferbane, Co Offaly yesterday evening.
# Arrests
Man and woman arrested over Limerick tiger raid
Gardaí have arrested a man and woman in relation to last week’s armed robbery in Limerick.
Column: 'Writing is a way to fight those who want people silenced'
Libyan author Hisham Matar, whose father was ‘disappeared’ by Gaddafi 21 years ago, says writing is a political act – and that the Irish know that better than anyone.
# Tiger Kidnapping
Man locked in car boot at gunpoint during tiger raid
Gardaí are investigating after the gang escaped with €100,000 from a post office run by the man’s parents.