Missing Crusheen woman found safe

Missing Crusheen woman found safe


Gardaí are trying to verify whether the woman was in Dublin recently

A woman missing from the Crusheen area has been found safe in Dublin.

It’s understood that Ms Walsh presented herself at a Garda station in Dublin this morning after reading a report that she had been missing.

A massive search of farmland was carried out on Tuesday after 64-year-old Brigid Walsh was formally reported missing. It’s understood that while she was only reported missing earlier this week, she hadn’t been seen for several months.

Tuesdays search of lands near the woman’s home was carried out by the Clare Garda Divisional Search Team and Clare Civil Defence volunteers.

A further search yesterday was called off however while efforts were concentrated on verifying reports that Ms Walsh was seen in Dublin.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.