Sunday 18 March 2018

Some 'solace': Body of missing Breda Delaney recovered from sea in Scotland

(inset) Breda Delaney - Memebers of the search party earlier this year
(inset) Breda Delaney - Memebers of the search party earlier this year

Sam Griffin

THE body of missing Dublin woman Breda Delaney (72) has been recovered from the sea in Scotland.

Ms Delaney was last seen in the early hours of Saturday, July 11th this year, at her home in Avondale Court, Blackrock, South County Dublin.

Breda Delaney
Breda Delaney

"Breda’s family and An Garda Síochána wish to thank everybody involved in the search," gardai said in a statement tonight. 

Breda Delaney (72) was a retired university lecturer.

Her daughter Emer took to Facebook to thank all those who supported the family and helped in the search efforts.

She said she could take some “solace” in now finally being able to lay her mother to rest.

“My mother Breda's body has been recovered from the sea,” she said.

“We are so, so grateful to everyone who helped with the search.

She added: “We miss her so much and always will. There is solace, all the same, in knowing that we can now lay her body to rest.

“She was loving and beloved, thoughtful and generous, with a kind heart and a brilliant mind.

“May she rest in peace.

Teams of volunteers had been helping with the search for Ms Delaney for some time.

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