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Body found in search for missing Dublin journalist Kate Holmquist

A body has been found in the search for missing journalist Kate Holmquist

A SEARCH for missing journalist Kate Holmquist in Dublin was stood down following the discovery of a body yesterday.

The body was found on Dollymount Strand in the Clontarf area of the city.

Ms Holmquist (62) was last seen at her home on Lower Albert Road in Sandycove, south Dublin, at 6pm on Saturday.

Gardaí said they are treating the incident as a personal tragedy.

A long-time Irish Times journalist, Ms Holmquist grew up in the US and lived in France before moving to Ireland.

She is survived by her husband, writer and director Ferdia Mac Anna, and children Sienna, Bessa and Finn.

Deirdre Veldon, deputy editor of The Irish Times, said Ms Holmquist was "one of the most accomplished features writers of her generation".

"As a writer, she first chronicled the early stirrings of a changing Ireland, especially as those changes affected women," she said.

"In her work in The Irish Times, she occupied a variety of roles including that of education correspondent, features writer and commissioning editor."

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