Limerick girl has been missing for over nine weeks

Missing: Catherine O'Connell
GARDAI are seeking the public’s help in tracing a 16 year-old girl who has been missing for nine weeks.

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help in tracing a 16 year-old girl who has been missing for nine weeks.

Catherine O’Connell, who was most recently residing in Carrig Rua, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was last seen in Castletroy in Limerick on Tuesday, June 18 last.

It is understood that she is originally from Limerick.

She is described as being 5’ 8” in height, of slim build and has long brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a pink and black tracksuit top and matching bottoms.

Anyone who has seen Catherine or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Nenagh garda station on 067-50450 or Roxboro Road garda station in Limerick on 061-214340, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.

Every year approximately 6,000 people are reported missing in Ireland – an average of 16 per day - although over 95% are located within a short period of time. The group, Missing Persons, currently counts six Limerick people who have been missing for a decade or more, with their families still seeking to locate them or get closure.