Woman's body discovered on beach
Detectives are investigating after a woman's body washed up on a beach.
It was discovered by a walker on Fanore Strand in Co Clare.
On Wednesday, gardai issued an appeal over the disappearance of 43-year-old Deirdre McCarthy, from nearby Ballyvaughan.
She was last seen at her home, Turlough House, on Sunday.
There were concerns over her welfare after she failed to turn up for work the following morning.
Gardai have sealed off the scene ahead of formal identification of the body.