Gardaí have renewed their public appeal to trace the whereabouts of missing Offaly woman Fiona Pender, who was last seen nearly 18 years ago at her flat in Church Street, Tullamore at 6am on Friday 23 August, 1996.

The then 25-year-old was described as being 5'5" in height with long blonde hair.

She was wearing bright coloured clothing and white leggings and was seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

Fiona’s disappearance will be featured on tonight’s Crimecall programme on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 - 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.