The remains of Jane Deasy have been positively identified among the bodies recovered after the Air France flight AF447 crash.

Dr Deasy, 27, was returning from a holiday with two friends, Dr Eithne Walls, 28, from Ballygowan, Co Down, and Dr Aisling Butler, 26, of Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when their flight is believed to have broken up over the Atlantic on 1 June.

All 228 passengers and crew on the Airbus A330 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris were killed.

Only 51 bodies had been recovered by the time the search was called off almost four weeks later.

An Irish Embassy official in Recife is liaising with the Brazilian authorities with regard to the repatriation of Dr Deasy's remains.