Thursday 22 March 2018

'Search for missing man Barry Corcoran' concludes

Barry Corcoran
Barry Corcoran
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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A major search for the body of a missing person in West Kildare has concluded this evening without success.

Gardai confirmed today that the search was related to the disappearance of missing Wicklow man Barry Corcoran, who was last seen in July 2015.

Officers from Clondalkin, West Dublin began digging in the area this morning for the remains of a missing person.

A senior source explained that gardai were looking for the victim of a suspected murder.

Search teams, acting on intelligence, are expected to spend a number of days combing the area.

A spokesman for the garda press office said earlier today: "We can confirm that searches are ongoing from this morning in Co Kildare. But for operational reasons we cannot comment further."

The dig was not connected to Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) led investigations in South Dublin earlier today.

Gardai are still trying to trace the whereabouts of missing Wicklow man Barry Corcoran.

The dad-of-one was last seen on Cremona Road in Ballyfermot, on the night of Monday, July 6.

Family members raised the alarm after the 39-year-old disappeared, leaving his phone and passport at home.

Gardai have previously investigated whether Mr Corcoran, from Wicklow town, was murdered by a west Dublin crime gang over a drugs debt.

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