SDLP Newcastle councillor Carmel O’Boyle has spoken of the community’s relief at the finding in Newcastle of four children missing from their home in Ardee, Co Louth.
Ms O’Boyle praised the police on both sides of the border and said the incident showed how cross-border police and community co-operation can be a success.
She added, “Like everyone everywhere, I am very pleased that the four Eaton children from Ardee have turned up and can now be reunited with their mother.
“I understand that this is a complicated story, but the Gardai and the PSNI are to be congratulated on bringing their disappearance to a conclusion on Sunday when they located the children in Newcastle.
“This was an excellent example of cross-border police and community cooperation. I am greatly relieved that the children are now in the safe hands of those in charge of this operation.”