Monday 22 January 2018

Woman's body found on Co Clare beach

Gardai have launched an investigation after a woman's body washed up on a beach in Co Clare.

The body was discovered by a walker on Fanore Strand this morning.

Gardai are treating the discovery as suspicious.

Yesterday, gardai issued an appeal over the disappearance of 43-year-old Deirdre McCarthy, from nearby Ballyvaughan.

She was last seen at her home, Turlough House, on Sunday.

There were concerns over her welfare after she failed to turn up for work the following morning.

Gardai have sealed off the scene ahead of formal identification of the body.

Press Association

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