Tuesday 17 January 2017

Daughter of missing Blackrock woman Breda Delaney (72) makes heartfelt appeal to public

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 14/07/2015 | 19:11

A missing woman's daughter has made a heartfelt appeal for information on the whereabouts of her 72-year-old mother.

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Breda Delaney was last seen at her home in Avondale Court, Blackrock, south Dublin, at 3.30am on Saturday 11th July.

Eimear Delaney told independent.ie that the family are "desperately worried".

She said that the family need details regarding Breda's movements on Saturday morning. She appealed to taxi drivers and ferry passengers in particular to make contact if they think they saw the missing woman.

Breda Delaney
Breda Delaney

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Eimear described her mother as "Very, very smart. She is interested in anything and everything. She used to teach physics at NUI Maynooth. She loves classical music, Italian and painting."

Breda Delaney is described as being 5” 4’ in height, of slight build with blonde/grey hair and blue eyes. When last seen Breda was wearing a white cardigan, a grey calf length skirt and black shoes.

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Eimear said her mother had been "very depressed and anxious" before she went missing.  

She added that the response the family had received from the public was "overwhelming".

Breda Delaney search party gathers to prepare posters to distribute along the coast where they think Breda may Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Blackrock Dart Station.
Breda Delaney search party gathers to prepare posters to distribute along the coast where they think Breda may Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Blackrock Dart Station.
Breda Delaney search party gathers to prepare posters to distribute along the coast where they think Breda may Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Blackrock Dart Station.
Breda Delaney search party gathers to prepare posters to distribute along the coast where they think Breda may Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Blackrock Dart Station.

A search is still underway, focusing on coastal and mountainous areas on the south side of Dublin.

A major operation was launched following Mrs Delaney's disappearance and included members of the Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard, life guards and the Civil Defence.

Gardaí are concerned for Breda’s welfare and are requesting property owners in the Blackrock area to check their premises and grounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01-666 5200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.  

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