A body discovered on a beach in Blackpool in England has been confirmed as that of missing Dublin woman Bernadette Connolly.
The 45-year-old went missing from the Swords area of north Dublin on Friday 7 January.
Ms Connolly’s family had led a major search for her, with CCTV footage of her last movements in Donnabate shared widely over the last two months.
Bernadette’s daughter Jade confirmed on social media that her body had been recovered on a beach in Blackpool, UK.
“We will always remember her smile, strong character and love. Mam and I have had 30 years together, for that I am grateful, and our memories will live forever,” Jade wrote on Instagram.
“This experience has been incredibly difficult for us and we couldn’t have done it alone.
“From day one my family and I received so much unconditional and tireless support across the nation and worldwide, for which we can’t express enough gratitude.
“This is a tragedy no family should have to bear, so we ask please that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”