Renewed appeal for Deirdre Jacob on 18th anniversary of her disappearance

The then 18-year-old went missing on July 28th, 1998

Deirdre Jacob, missing, anniversary,disappearance, Newbridge, Kildare,

Deirdre Jacob before she went missing (left) and how she may look today (right) | Image: An Garda Síochana

Today marks 18 years since Kildare woman Deirdre Jacob disappeared.

Deirdre was a trainee teacher from Newbridge, and had returned home from London for the summer.

The then 18-year-old went missing shortly after 3.00pm on the afternoon of July 28th, 1998.

She had been visiting her grandmother a short distance from her home.

She was last seen walking along the Barretstown Road in Roseberry - from the Newbridge direction.

On that day, Deirdre was carrying a black canvas bag with the yellow Caterpillar logo (CAT) on it.

This bag has never been found.

A replica of bag Deirdre was carrying when she went missing | Image: An Garda Síochana

When she went missing, she was wearing a navy v-neck t-shirt with white trim on the collar and sleeves, navy or black straight jeans and blue Nike runners.

Deirdre Jacob before she went missing (left) and how she may look today (right) | Image: An Garda Síochana

Speaking to KFM, her father Michael says he hopes someone will come forward with new information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí at Newbridge on 045-431-212 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1-800-666-111.