Forever 19 | 

Poignant message marks 43rd birthday of missing Wexford woman Fiona Sinnott 

The teenager went missing near her rented home in Co Wexford on February 8, 1998
Fiona's daughter is now in her mid-20s

Fiona's daughter is now in her mid-20s

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A poignant message has been posted on the Fiona Sinnott Missing Facebook page simply wishing the missing Wexford woman a happy birthday

“Happy 43rd birthday today FiFi. We haven't given up on you!! “ it reads. “Forever 19 x,” as it urges people to “please keep her family in your thoughts”.

on February 8, 1998, the 19-year-old went missing near her rented home in Co Wexford.

Her daughter is now in her mid-20s.

Fiona left her local pub, Butler’s in Broadway, 14km outside Wexford town, just after closing time, intending to walk back to her rented accommodation.

This was the last time she was seen alive in public.

Her case was upgraded to a murder investigation in 2005, but no one has ever been charged in relation to the crime.

Fiona has never been seen since nor has her body been recovered. Last year her hopeful family thanked “those of you who came forward this year with information.

“[We] want to assure you that your information was invaluable to us and is most definitely being looked into.”

They also hinted that this year will be a “huge” time for them.

They said: “2021 is the year for huge change for us and we are looking forward to being able to share this news with you. If you have joined us out on searches, shared our appeals, commented or liked our posts thank you. Without your support Fiona’s story would have been long forgotten about. We can’t do this without you.”

Fiona’s family, who still live in rural Wexford, also took part in a true crime podcast in a bid to hold those responsible to account.

In a statement issued on various social media platforms, they said: “We’ve been working on this project for the last couple of weeks and we are really excited about its launch.

“Questions need to be answered. People need to be held accountable and justice needs to be served.”

The family also said that they will never give up looking for her remains.

The podcast and accompanying video, which includes several unseen photos of Fiona, begins with one of her sisters saying; “You denied her siblings the right to a happy life.

“You’ve denied her friends and the memories they couldn’t make. You’ve denied my family resolution.

“For the love of God, please, we need to have her at home.”

Anyone with information or who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053 9165200 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111.

Alternatively, please call National Missing Persons Helpline Ireland on 1800 442 552 or email

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