VETERAN IRISH Times journalist Kathryn (Kate) Holmquist has vanished from her home in Dublin.
Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing Ms Holmquist’s whereabouts. She was last seen on Saturday evening, 3 August, in the Sandycove area at around 6pm.
Appeals for information are circulating on social media, and her family and Gardaí are reported to be concerned for her welfare.
Other Irish Times writers are among those to have shared the post appealing for any information.
Gardai seeking help in search for my colleague Kate Holmquist. https://t.co/UxJvgpZUYF
— Michael O'Regan (@Michael_O_Regan) August 5, 2019
Ms Holmquist is a long-time journalist for The Irish Times. She is described as being 5’6 with brown eyes.
It is not known what Ms Holmquist was wearing when she disappeared.
The 62-year old is a journalist and author. Her novel ‘The Glass Room’ was released in 2006.
Her journalism revolves around the areas of sex, marriage and death, according to her Twitter profile, however her profile has been inactive since 2015.
Ms Holmquist's disappearance comes at the same time as Irish teenager Nora Quorin vanished while on a family holiday in Malaysia.
The incident is being treated as abduction by Malaysian police with searches ongoing.
Anybody with any information which may assist the investigation is encouraged to contact Dún Laoghaire Gardaí on +3531-666-5000 or any other Garda station..