Monday 18 February 2019

Family's relief as missing doctor Ciara returns home

Dr Ciara Farrell
Dr Ciara Farrell

A doctor who went missing from her Dublin home for almost two weeks has returned home, putting an end to the worry and anguish of her family and friends.

Dr Ciara Farrell (45) had been reported missing after she left St Vincent's Hospital in Mount Merrion on Tuesday, November 14, at around lunchtime.

Her phone was not answered and there were no sightings of her at her address in nearby Kilmacud, south Dublin.

On Friday, November 17, two witnesses who know Dr Farrell reported they had seen her talking to a taxi driver at the junction of South Avenue and Lower Kilmacud Road.

She appeared to be carrying a bag, but there was doubt as to whether she got into the taxi or not. Family and friends began frantically searching for Dr Farrell, a mother of a six-year-old girl and a grown up daughter in her 20s.


Her car, a white Hyundai i20 with a 151 D registration, was then found outside a florist's shop on The Rise in Mount Merrion at the weekend.

Gardai had it towed away for a technical examination on Sunday.

Those close to her were about to issue a fresh appeal for information yesterday, hoping the taxi driver that she was seen talking to might come forward.

However, Dr Farrell then turned up at her parents' house in Goatstown late yesterday afternoon.

In a statement gardai confirmed that she had been found safe and well.

The Rise in Mount Merrion, where the Hyundai i20 driven by Dr Ciara Farrell was found
The Rise in Mount Merrion, where the Hyundai i20 driven by Dr Ciara Farrell was found

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