Dublin doctor missing almost two weeks found safe

Dr Ciara Farrell (45) from Stillorgan went missing after a hospital appointment

Dr Ciara Farrell’s friends and family have been carrying out searches in the south Dublin area over recent days.

Dr Ciara Farrell’s friends and family have been carrying out searches in the south Dublin area over recent days.

 

A doctor who has been missing for two weeks has turned up safe.

Dr Ciara Farrell (45), a psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, arrived at her parents’ house in Goatstown, Dublin, on Monday afternoon.

Dr Farrell, a mother of two who lived in Stillorgan, went missing after a lunchtime appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital on November 14th.

She left before she could be given the results of a test.

Her disappearance alarmed doctors who said she needed urgent medical attention.

She was next seen at around 11am on Friday, November 17th on the Lower Kilmacud Road talking to a taxi driver. She did not get into his car.

As the days passed, her family became increasingly concerned for her well-being and searches were conducted in the UK where her sister and eldest child live. At one stage it was thought she had boarded a cross-channel ferry.

Dr Farrell’s daughter posted a message on social media to thank people for their help.

“My mum has been found safe and sound. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everyone’s love and support over the past two weeks. My family and I are eternally grateful. Xx”

Her long-time friend Elizabeth O’Connor said Dr Farrell’s friends and family were “absolutely over the moon and delighted” that she had returned.

“Her family are relieved. I am so relieved that she is back. Thank God.”

Dr Farrell will now go to hospital for treatment for a potential blood clot.

It is unclear where she has been for the last two weeks, but she did take a sleeping bag from her home indicating that she may have intended to sleep in her car.

However, gardaí found the car on November 19th.