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Gardaí combing vast area of ground as search for two missing men continues

Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan, both from Coolock in north Dublin, were last seen on Tuesday of last week.

A MAJOR SEARCH has been continuing today for two men from Coolock not seen since last Tuesday.

Gardaí said that a large number of officers were still involved in the search for Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan. A car in which the two men were believed to be travelling was discovered on Friday at Lough Owel near Mullingar.

The two men are believed to have travelled together to the Cavan area in the silver Ford Focus on Tuesday evening of last week. 

A garda spokesperson said the search had been continuing at several points, around a vast search area, in recent days. The search team is trying to trace the movements of the car (reg no. 04-D-46380).

RTÉ is reporting that search teams began examining land and a building near Mountnugent, in southern Co Cavan, at around 9am today.

O’Connor (32) is described as being 6’ tall with stocky build and short brown hair. When last seen he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a blue windbreaker-type jacket with a hood.

Keegan (33) is described as being 5’ 10’’ tall, of medium build with short brown hair and brown eyes. Both are from the Coolock area of north Dublin.

It’s believed the men’s disappearance may be connected to a major crime gang and the recovery of a drugs debt.

Anyone with information that may be of help to the investigation is being asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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