A Dublin resident is due in court today after his wife went missing on an cruise.
The couple and their two children were travelling around the Mediterranean when she went missing.
The couple, a German man and his Chinese wife have been living in Dublin for some time.
They went to Itlay on a cruise recently with their two children aged 6 and 4.
When the ship docked however the crew realised that the 36 year old woman had not disembarked.
The man was found by police at Rome airport on Tuesday trying to board a flight to Dublin.
He was arrested and is due before an Italian court today.
The children are being looked after by social services.