Search Underway In 1997 Disappearance Investigation

A search operation is underway in Dundalk by garda investigating the 1997 disappearance of Ciara Breen.

Ms Breen was last seen on 13 February, 1997. Dundalk Garda have begun searching "lands in the area".

No further information is currently available, but garda said more details will be released later today.


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