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Missing Person - Ciara Breen

The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of seventeen year old Ciara Breen who is missing from her home since 1997.

Ciara and her mother Bernadette spent the evening of the 12th February 1997 together, having dinner at a local cafe before returning home to watch the television in their home on Bachelor’s Walk. They went to bed shortly after midnight and spoke for a few moments on Bernadette’s bed. Bernadette was due to get results of a biopsy the following day and Ciara was worried about this.

Just before 2am Bernadette awoke to discover Ciara was not in her bed. She went downstairs and looked outside on the road but there was no sign of Ciara. The front window was open which Bernadette believes Ciara left open in order to gain access to the house on her return. Ciara never returned home.

Extensive investigations were carried out at the time and a media appeal was made last month by the investigation team. This appeal led to new witnesses which Gardaí believe will assist the investigation. An anonymous letter was received and Gardaí are appealing to the author of this letter to come forward.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Ciara Breen to come forward.

Telephone Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station on 0429388400