TV Producer's stolen engagement ring returned after social media campaign
Published 27/09/2015 | 08:03
TV Producer Lisa McCabe's stolen engagement ring has been returned following a nationwide campaign.
Lisa's home was broken into while she was working at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.
Speaking to Independent.ie, Lisa said that the last few days had been an "emotional rollercoaster".
"It's thanks to the power of social media that I got it back...It wouldn't have been possible without it".
"It's a surreal feeling... it's been a whirlwind".
She said she is "thrilled" to have the ring back but "a bit spooked" by the experience. "I'd really like to put it all behind me".
Lisa and Keith told Independent.ie that they would like to "thank everyone who shared the story".
Due to the ongoing garda investigation Lisa has to remain tight-lipped on how the ring was returned.
The producer had been working at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois when her fiancé, Keith Moore, broke the news that their house had been burgled.
Lisa had left her engagement ring at home while she was working the Championships because she doesn't "like to bring it on shoots, in case I lose it.... ironically!"
The ring was designed by Lisa's fiancé Keith in Belgium, based on the design of Lisa's favourite ring. The white-gold ring features a criss-cross design with a larger diamond in the middle and the band is encrusted with diamonds. The couple had been hoping that the "unique" design would help Gardaí in relocating the ring.
An "absolutely distraught" Lisa posted a picture of the ring on Facebook and it was shared hundreds of times. Lisa appeared on RTE's Today show to discuss the ring following a number of articles in national news media.