The mother of missing Mary Boyle has said people like the family of Maddie McCann should never give up hope of finding missing loved ones.
Ann Boyle was speaking following a possible breakthrough in the search for her daughter who went missing in Donegal 37 years ago.
Although a 64 year old man arrested in connection with Mary’s disappearance was released last night, Gardai are hopeful of a breakthrough in the case.
Speaking from her home in Keadue, Ann, 69, said people must put their complete faith in the police services.
“I know exactly what the McCann family are going through and my heart goes out to them.
“What I would say to them is that they should never give up hope. I have never given up hope of finding out what happened to Mary.
“Every day I pray that Mary will be found and I still feel that we will find out what happened to her.
“Hopefully we may be a little closer now.
“And I hope they never give up hope of one day finding out what happened to their daughter,” she said.
Ann said she has complete trust in Gardai getting to the bottom of her daughter’s mystery.
“They have been so good over the years and have always kept us in touch.
‘They have always been courteous and let us know what is happening with the case,” she added.