Family travel to France as young teacher goes missing
A search operation is underway for a young Irish woman who has been reported missing from the south-east of France.
Eimear Noonan, from Co Clare, has gone missing from her home in Annonay, which is approximately 76km south of Lyon.
The young woman, aged in her twenties, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon.
She is currently working as a teacher in the small French town.
Eimear's family are travelling to Lyon today to help with the search.
Family and friends of Eimear are appealing for information on her whereabouts and have launched a social media campaign.
One family member wrote on Facebook; "My younger sister Eimear has gone missing in Annonay, France, half-an-hour outside Lyon.
"Last seen Wednesday afternoon. Please share here and if you have any contacts in the south of France please share to them."
A post appealing for information has gained thousands of shares in less than 12 hours.
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it is aware of the case and it is providing consular assistance.