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Missing woman Fiona Pender
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The Vanishing Triangle: stories of 8 missing women who Ireland forgot


by Jennifer McShane
26.04.22

Ashling Murphy was tragically killed just 500m away from the childhood home of missing Tullamore woman Fiona Pender, on a walkway named after the missing mother-to-be. Fiona was one of eight women who vanished around Ireland between 1993 and 1998, and were never seen again. Northern Irish writer Claire McGowan examines what happened and why the cases have never been solved in her new book, The Vanishing Triangle.

Their names will be painfully familiar to many. Annie McCarrick. Deirdre Jacob. Fiona Pender. Ciara Breen. Jo Jo Dullard. Fiona Sinnott. Eva Brennan. Imelda Keenan. Their families and friends still devastated by grief, decades later because not one has been found. Now these women, and others who went missing but were later found dead, are the subject of McGowan’s latest book, The Vanising Triangle: The Murdered Women Ireland Forgot. Between 1993 and 1998, these eight...

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