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Stephen Kehoe

Gardaí in New Ross, Co Wexford, are trying to locate Stephen Kehoe, 31, who was last seen at Rock Lane, Newbawn, Co Wexford, on Saturday, October 5.

He is 6’1” in height, has a stocky build and black hair.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact New Ross Garda station on 051 426 030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Meanwhile, in east Cork…

The family of Frankie Devlin have appealed for the public’s help in tracing her whereabouts.

She was last seen on the night of Saturday, October 5, outside Garryvoe Hotel at around 10.45pm.

She is 5’8″, of slim build, and has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 462 1550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Pic via Erin Stephanie Cronin

Gardaí seek help in separate missing persons cases in Cork and Wexford (The Irish Times)


Newstalk journalist Eoghan Murphy tweetz:

Tusla has been notified of 116 children being seriously injured in childcare services this year, along with five children going missing and two deaths – one in a childcare centre and one after being transferred to hospital. Breakdown of details [above], released under FoI.

Tusla records large rise in number of children seriously injured while in childcare services (Eoghan Murphy, Newstalk)

The Waterford News, December 24, 1947

Daniel McMahon

Gardai are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of Daniel McMahon, 40, who was last seen at his home in Ardee, Co Louth on Monday last.

Daniel, who wears glasses, is  6’2″ and has a shaven head and brown eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a wine-coloured top, blue jeans and navy New Balance trainers.

Pic: Garda Press Office via Rollingnews

The sister of Icelander Jón Jonnson, who has been missing since attending a poker tournament in Dublin last month, makes a renewed appeal for information about his whereabouts.

Anyone who has seen Jón or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111.

Previously: Search For Jón

‘sup?

Paul writes:

“Our cat Ferret has been missing from the Donore Avenue area in Dublin 8 since last night. We just moved to the area and we’re worried he’s after getting lost. If anyone has found/seen him I would be so grateful if you could get in contact.”

Anyone?

UPDATE:

Ferret has arrived home safe and sound.

Thank you, all.









Yesterday.

Family and friends of missing Icelandic man Jón Throstur Jonsson join volunteers in a search party across Dublin yesterday

Jon has been missing since 11am on february 9. The 41-year-old was last seen in Whitehall and is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. When last seen he was wearing a black padded jacket.

Anyone who has seen Jón or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111.

Friday:  Finding Jón

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Yesterday.

Daniel (above left) and David Wium, from Iceland, hold a poster of their brother Jón Throstur Jonsson who was last seen in Whitehall, Dublin at approximately 11am on February 9.

Jón, age 41, is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. When last seen he was wearing a black padded jacket. Reports suggest he was carrying a large amount of cash for a poker tournament in Dublin.

If you would like to volunteer to help Jon’s family search over the weekend or help copy and hand out flyers, please contact findjonindublin@gmail.com or 0894431263.

Anyone who has seen Jon or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400.

Disappeared: Icelandic man had thousands of Euro in cash for poker tournament on him when he went missing in Dublin (Irish Post)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Anyone?

Via NUIG Students’ Union

Update:

Sita O’Driscoll writes:

Robert’s  description published in news articles is incorrect and I have been informed it will soon be updated by the Garda Press Office.The Correct description: 6 ft Height Broad built Green eyes with brown speckles Short dark hair When left home was wearing: 1) green jacket 2) maroon long sleeved t-shirt 3) lightly rolled up jeans and 4) dark shoes of soft material. Thank you.

More as we get it.

Chester House in Dublin 7 was the location of an unregistered hostel for 27 separated teenage girls seeking asylum in 2009 and where the Children’s Ombudsman found the only staff present at night were two security staff

Between 2010 and 2017, 28 “unaccompanied minors” or “separated children” went missing from State care.

These are people under the age of 18 who arrive in Ireland seeking asylum without being accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

According to Tusla, four separated children went missing in 2010; six in 2011; two in 2012; two in 2013; one in 2014; five in 2015; five in 2016; and three in 2017.

Separated children don’t reside in the Direct Provision system, where other asylum seeking adults and families reside.

Instead, since 2010, separated children have been mainly cared for in foster care settings.

This followed a decade of separated children largely residing in mainly unsupervised hostels – from which hundreds such children went missing.

For example, in June 2007, five Nigerian girls, the youngest of whom was aged 11, went missing from their accommodation in Ireland and there were fears at the time that they were being used in Ireland’s sex industry.

In a 2009 report by the then Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan, she found a stark difference between the unregistered (seven) and registered hostels (two) used by separated children in Dublin at that time.

She examined the unregistered hostels with addresses at Staircase Hostel and Brehon House, both in Dublin city centre and both of which accommodated 30 people; Sandford House, Dublin 6; Chester House, Dublin 7: Ashton House, Dublin 9; and Riversdale in Co Dublin.

The registered hostels she examined were Lansa House, Dublin 4 (which opened in 2008); and Belleview House, Dublin 24 – both of which accommodated six young people.

She found the registered hostels were run by care staff, while the unregistered hostels were run by managers who were not qualified care workers.

She found that, at night time in the unregistered hostels, the only staff present would have been security staff – while registered hostels would have had five qualified care staff at any one time during the day and two available at night time.

At the time of writing her report, Ms Logan also wrote about the “alarming” number of children who were disappearing from State care.

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