HUNDREDS of people have joined in the search for a 15-year-old girl missing from her home since the weekend.
Chloe Kinsella was last seen on Saturday night at her home in Kenyon Avenue in Kileely, Limerick.
She is believed to have left her home via her bedroom window some time after 8pm and has not been seen since.
Her sister Linsey (23) said it was totally out of character for her not to come home at night.
"She's just like any normal 15-year-old girl. It is very unusual for her to go off like this."
Her mother Shirley is being comforted by neighbours and friends as she prays her daughter will be found safe.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayorstone garda station on 061 456980 or the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.
Meanwhile, the family of missing Dublin actor Gerry McCann thanked the public for their help in searching for him.
A spokeswoman for the family said an appeal by comedian Pat Shortt yesterday to help locate the 47-year-old father of two from Baldoyle, north Dublin, had generated a massive groundswell of support.
Mr McCann has not been seen or been in touch with his family or others since last Thursday.
Mr McCann has played numerous roles on such programmes as RTE's 'Fair City', 'Raw' and 'Love/Hate'.
Mr Shortt revealed that Mr McCann was being treated at St John of God's Hospital in Stillorgan, south Dublin.
"So obviously the family are very, very concerned and very worried at this stage because it's very much out of his character not to be in touch with his wife Andrea," he said.
Last night, volunteers including many of Mr McCann's friends and neighbours met to distribute more posters of him in the greater Dublin area.
Mr McCann is described as 5ft 9in tall with greyish blond hair. He was last seen wearing a charcoal-grey jumper, brown trousers and brown shoes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Blackrock garda station on 01 6665200, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any station.
Separately, gardai in Athlone are seeking the public's help in tracing a missing 16-year-old boy. Cian Quinn was last seen in the town on September 11.
He is described as about 5ft 7in in height, of slight build and has short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a blue tracksuit top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone garda station on 0906 498550.
By Kathryn Hayes and Allison Bray