Sunday 28 December 2014

Double funeral of murdered men hears they were 'inseparable'

Detectives believe Eoin O'Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33) were murdered when they went to collect a drug debt in Cavan

Published 03/06/2014 | 15:52

Inchicup island, Lough Sheelin, Co Cavan, where gardai have discovered human remains, believed to belong to Eoin O’Connor, left inset, and Anthony Keegan after a month long search.
Inchicup island, Lough Sheelin, Co Cavan, where gardai discovered remains belonging to Eoin O’Connor, left inset, and Anthony Keegan after a month long search
Anthony Keegan
Eoin O'Connor

The double funeral of Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan took place in Dublin today.

Detectives believe that Mr O'Connor (32) and Mr Keegan (33) were murdered when they went to collect a drug debt in Co Cavan on April 22.

The decomposed remains of the pair were located by garda divers on Inchicup Island in Lough Sheelin on the Cavan-Meath border last month.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral at St Luke the Evangelist Church in Kilmore West, Dublin.

Speaking to the congregation Fr Pat Littleton described what had happened to the pair was every parent’s worst nightmare.

He said: “This community, no, the whole country asking, what happened?”

Margaret Keegan, Anthony’s sister, thanked everyone who helped in the search effort along with the gardai.

“We will be lost without you, I just wish we had more time,” she said of her brother.

She also described the friendship between both men, calling them “inseparable”.

“He (Anthony) would say he (Eoin) was his brother from a different mother,” she explained.

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