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