President and Taoiseach express sympathies to family of Nora Quoirin

The President and Taoiseach have expressed their sympathies to the family of Nóra Quoirin after her body was found in Malaysia today.

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the volunteers who answered the call to join the search, and to all those throughout Malaysia, Ireland, Britain and France who offered support.

Leo Varadkar says his thoughts are with the family of the 15-year-old.

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After an enormous search, which was in its 10th day, Deputy Police Chief Mazlan Mansor says her body was found without any clothing beside a stream this morning.

The Archdiocese of Southwark in the UK says it wishes to extend its support to Nora’s family.

It says its also praying for those who were involved in the search and for the parishioners of St Bede’s Church in Clapham Park where the family attend mass.