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Gardaí issue photograph of scarf missing woman was wearing

Gardaí trying to find missing woman Bláthnaid Timothy (33) have issued a photograph of a scarf she was wearing when last seen, in the hope that it may lead to other confirmed sightings that could help solve the case, writes Conor Lally.

The Galway woman is believed to have been wearing the Warehouse red and black “dogtooth” scarf as a headscarf when she was last seen in Howth village, north Dublin, on the evening of December 14th last.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen Ms Timothy on Howth pier, in the village or on Harbour Road from 8.30pm on the night in question to contact them.

Former porter claims he was 'victimised' by Wesley College

A former boarding school night porter told an Employment Appeals Tribunal yesterday that he was singled out for redundancy despite not having missed a day in more than 10 years, writes Cian Nihill.

Laurence Gaynor of Rathfarnham, Dublin, told the tribunal he felt “victimised” by Wesley College in Ballinteer when it made him redundant in May 2009.

A day porter who joined the school two years after Mr Gaynor continues to be employed there. Kevin Megarry, the college’s administrator, denied Mr Gaynor was unfairly singled out, saying that a detailed marking system had been compiled to determine which of the two porters would be kept.

The results of the marking procedure were presented to the tribunal, which will issue a decision at a later date.