Kildare gardai seeking missing man (63)


Gardaí in Athy, Co Kildare have appealed for help in finding a 63-year-old man who has been missing for two days.

John Quinn was last seen in the Townspark area near the River Barrow on Friday, December 30th 2005.

He is described as having grey, receding hair, is of thin build and is approximately 1.83 metres (5'10") tall. He was wearing a three-quarter length green suede coat, grey trousers and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athy Garda Station on 059-8631669.

Meanwhile, the search for a 78-year-old woman missing from a Co Wicklow nursing home since St Stephen's Day resumed this morning. Maura Reynolds, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease went missing from Tara Nursing Home on Putland Road in Bray.  She also has cancer of the spine and is unable to walk long distances.

Gardaí searching for Mrs Reynolds have so far centred the search around the Bray Head area. The Coastguard and the Garda Water Unit have been assisting in the search.

The alarm was raised by staff by staff at the nursing home in Bray at 6.30am on St Stephen's Day when her bed was found to be empty.

Ms Reynolds is described as 163cm (5ft 4in) with white hair. She walks with a slight stoop. She is believed to have been wearing a dark purple suit. According to members of her family, she had been dropped back to the home at 9.30pm on December 25th after Christmas dinner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bray Garda station at 01-666 5300.