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CRI ALERT Cancelled - Aoife Haynes Murphy - 12th October 2021

Issue Date: 12/10/2021 - 21.49

CRI Alert Cancelled - 12th October 2021

The Child Rescue Ireland Alert (CRI) has now been stood down.

Aoife Haynes Murphy has been located safe and well in the Dublin area.

Two adults, a man and a woman aged in their 30s, have been arrested for an offence contrary to Section 15 Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. They are currently detained at a Garda Station in Dublin.

An Garda Síochána is not providing any further information.

We would like to thank the public, media and other agencies for assistance provided during this alert. No further media action is required at this time.

Issue Date: 12/10/2021 at 19.35

Update 1 - CRI ALERT - Child Rescue Ireland Alert - 12th October 2021
An Garda Síochána are continuing to appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 2 year old Aoife Haynes Murphy.
A further update will be issued within two hours if not sooner.

Issue Date: 12/10/2021 at 17.35

An Garda Síochána is seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 2-year-old, Aoife Haynes Murphy.

At approximately 10:10am today, Tuesday, 12th October 2021, Aoife was taken from Swinford Health Centre, Co. Mayo, in contravention of a court order.

Aoife is understood to be currently travelling with her parents, Paul Murphy (33 years old) and Kimberley Haynes (34 years old) in a Black Kia Sportage car - registration number KE21ENH.

An Garda Síochána have serious concerns that there is an immediate and serious risk to the health or welfare of Aoife Haynes Murphy.

Following investigations to date, An Garda Síochána believe that they are in Dublin City Centre area at this time.

Aoife has fair coloured hair and at the time she went missing was wearing a pink body suit with a checked dress, cream tights, pink dock martin boots and an animal print jacket with a hood. The jacket is very distinctive as it contains of a number of animal prints including giraffes, zebras, monkeys and elephants.

Paul is described as being 5'6" with a slight build with shaved hair.

Kimberley is described as being 5'8" of slim build with long straight black hair.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí on 999 or 112.

Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately contact 999 / 112 or your local Garda Station providing as much information as possible.


A further update will be issued within two hours if not sooner.
• A photograph of Aoife is attached to this press release.
• A photograph of Aoife, Paul and Kimberley is attached to this press release.
• A photograph of a similar make/ model of car they are travelling in is attached to this press release.

These photographs have been provided for the sole purpose of assisting a Garda investigation into tracing a person reported as missing and should not be used for any other purpose.