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Ambassador to meet Michaela's family today

THE Irish ambassador to South Africa is to meet Michaela McAreavey's family in Mauritius today.

Brendan McMahon was in the capital Port Louis yesterday to present his credentials to the acting president of Mauritius, Monique Agnes Ohsan Bellepeau.

He said he would meet John McAreavey, his father Brendan, sister Claire and brother-in-law Mark Harte this afternoon.

The family are said to be staying in a property owned by the Catholic Church in a secret location on the island.

Mr McMahon said that the Department of Foreign Affairs "stands ready to support and assist the family in any way we can."

He will be returning to Pretoria tomorrow.

Irish Independent