Bernadette Connolly was last seen getting out of a taxi in the parking lot of the Shoreline Hotel near Malahide Beach on Jan. 7, 2022. After exiting the cab, the 45-year-old Connolly walked toward the ocean and has not been seen since. CCTV footage shows Connolly on the beach and her jacket and bag, which contained her phone, were found on the opposite end of where she was last seen. The phone had been used to take a photograph of the coast at 12:38 p.m. In the days and weeks that have followed, there have been possible sightings of Connolly in Wicklow and Wexford. She was also possibly seen on the Ballygall road in Glasnevin.
On February 4, 2022, a body was found on the coastline in Blackpool, UK. On March 3, 2022, UK police confirmed the body to be that of Bernadette Connolly. Her exact cause of death has not been reported at this time.