Family pray for civil servant's return
Published 24/12/2011 | 05:00
ALL the family of a missing civil servant want for Christmas is her safe return home.
Monica Riordan disappeared on Tuesday morning last after leaving the city-centre office where she works for government agency Pobal in Dublin.
Gardai renewed their call for help in the search last night amid growing concerns for the 39-year-old's safety. Her disappearance has been described as a "total mystery".
Her niece, Lorna Riordan, told the Irish Independent: "All we want for Christmas is to have Monica home."
Her family have been helping gardai with the search and posters have been erected seeking information on the missing woman.
Ms Riordan is originally from Finglas in Dublin but lives with her partner in Navan, Co Meath.
Her family has said that the disappearance was out of character. Pobal has also issued an appeal for help in finding Ms Riordan.
She attended work as normal on Tuesday but is thought to have left her office on Holles Street at 11am.
The missing woman is described as being of average height and of thin build with shoulder-length blonde hair.
When last seen she was wearing a long grey coat, dark jeans and grey/white runners.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pearse Street garda station on 01-6669000.
Meanwhile, gardai are also seeking the public's help in the search for a missing teenage girl who was last seen three days ago.
Naomi Whittington (16) has not been seen since she vanished on Wednesday, December 21. Her last known whereabouts were on George's Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, at around 5.30pm.
She has been described as 5ft 5in, of thin build, with blue eyes and short black hair. When last seen, she was wearing a blue tracksuit and white runners.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire garda station on 01 6665000.