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Nóra Quoirin's parents to appear on RTÉ's Late Late Show

Nóra Quoirin

THE parents of teenager Nóra Quoirin, who died after vanishing during a holiday in Malaysia, are to appear on RTÉ's Late Late Show.

Nóra (15), whose mother is from Belfast, disappeared from her room at the Dusun resort in August last year. Her body was found 10 days later about 1.6 miles away.

Malaysian authorities have decided to take no further action in the case, which the bereaved family say means no inquest will be held.

Her Irish-French parents Meabh and Sebastian have said they are "shocked by this decision" and it "prevents justice being done".

Nóra was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development.

"As a vulnerable child, with significant physical and mental challenges, we strongly refute any conclusion that Nóra was alone for the entire duration of her disappearance," her parents added.

Appearing on tonight's Late Late Show, Meabh and Sebastian are to explain why they are now seeking assistance from the Irish public.

The RTÉ One programme, which airs from 9.35pm, will also have guests including business mogul and star of The Apprentice, Alan Sugar, as well as Pete Best, former drummer for The Beatles.

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