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Missing woman Monica Riordan

The Gardaí have confirmed a sighting of missing woman Monica Riordan who went missing on December 20th of 2011.

According to the sighting, Ms. Riordan was walking along Pearse Street at the Macken Street junction in Dublin city centre.

The day of her disappearance is described as very wet and cold. She is described as being very thin with shoulder-length blonde hair and was wearing a long hooded grey coat, dark jeans and grey or white runners on the day of her disappearance.

The 39-year-old woman, who lives in Navan in Co. Meath and who works in Pobal in Dublin, was sighted at 5pm, more than two hours after a previous sighting was made. She had previously been seen around 3pm in the Holles Street area of Dublin (near the maternity hospital).

CCTV footage of Monica Riordan

Monica appeared to be disorientated and confused, Gardaí have said.

Monica’s work colleagues also appealed yesterday for anyone with any fresh information on her whereabouts or who may have seen her to contact the Gardaí immediately.

Two workmates in particular, Katherine Byrne and Jacqueline McCormac, are spearheading the Find Monica Riordan publicity campaign.

“We are hoping to trigger the memories of people who are now back at work after Christmas and may recall seeing her on that Tuesday afternoon–or since then,” they said in a statement. “If you did see Monica please call the Gardaí at Pearse Street on 01 666 9000 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

Monica’s colleagues have been publicising her disappearance since her case began. They will return to leafleting the city today, in addition to those they have already handed out. They have also put up posters of their missing colleague.

Additionally, information is available on the Find Monica Riordan Facebook page, linked here, or on workplace Pobal’s Twitter page, linked here.

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