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Sunday 18 August 2019

Search for young Irish woman missing in France

Eimear Noonan's family travel to Lyon today to assist in search

Missing: Young Irish woman Eimear Noonan is missing from her home in Annonay, France
Missing: Young Irish woman Eimear Noonan is missing from her home in Annonay, France

Denise Calnan and Mary McDonnell

A young Irish woman has gone missing in the south-east of France.

Eimear Noonan, from Clare, has gone missing from her home Annonay, located 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 Noonan
Eimear Noonan

Eimear's family are today travelling to Lyon to assist with the ongoing search.

Family and friends of Eimear are appealing for information on her whereabouts and have launched a social media campaign.

A post appealing for information has gained thousands of shares in less than 12 hours.

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 relative said Ms Noonan left her home in the South of France with no purse or identification on her.

In a plea for help, Rosie Keehan wrote on Facebook: “My cousin has not been seen or heard from since Wednesday afternoon.

"She did not show up for work Thursday and Friday and made no indication that she would be absent.

"She appears to have left her apartment, possibly for exercise, and did not return. She does not have her purse, wallet or ID on her.

"If anyone I know has any connection to the South of France, please share."

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed to that they are aware of the case and they are providing consular assistance.

More to follow

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