Family left devastated as 'heartbroken' mother of missing man Diarmuid Twomey dies
The distraught family of missing man Diarmuid Twomey have said they are devastated at the death of his mother Anne last night.
Anne Twomey had been unwell for some time and was said to be "broken-hearted" about the disappearance of her son.
Diarmuid Twomey (31), a father-of-two from Cork, has not been seen since December 21, when he failed to return home from a night out near Carrignavar.
"The family are busy trying to make funeral arrangements for Diarmuid's Mam today," his partner Ciara Byrne told Independent.ie.
"It's a really tough time."
Diarmuid and Ciara were attending a house party on the night he went missing.
Ciara said that she left the party at 3am, and was told by her partner that he was feeling unwell and would "follow her home".
His mobile phone was found in a farmyard in Ballinahina later that day.
The couple have two daughters, Lily (3) and Katie (2).
Meanwhile gardai have appealed to the taxi driver that brought Ciara home on December 21 to contact them.
They have also appealed to the three men who visited 'Whitechurch Recycling Centre' between the hours of 6am and 6:30am on December 21 to come forward.
Anyone with any information should contact the gardai at Gurranabraher, Cork on 021-4946200.