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Reservoir to be drained in search for missing grandfather Thomas

A REQUEST to drain a reservoir has been made as the search for missing Dublin man Thomas Kennedy continues.

Thomas (81), went missing from his home in Virginia Park, in Finglas, three weeks ago and a massive search operation involving the gardai, the civil defence and hundreds of volunteers has so far found no trace of the beloved grandfather.

Mr Kennedy's daughter-in-law Clare told the Herald the search party was running out of places to look and said that a request to drain a reservoir near Dunsink Lane had been made.

"The Tolka and the Canal have been searched. There's some man-made lakes and some overflows from the Tolka which have been all searched as well, but we have no leads at the moment," Clare said, adding that diving teams were deployed at the weekend and have now advised that the reservoir be drained.


"They were due to request it from the gardai. I know it takes four days to drain. I think the request has been made."

Volunteer searches are now operating on Saturdays and Wednesday evenings and leave from the Scouts Den on Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas.

Thomas is 5'4", of slim build with short grey hair. He was wearing a white and blue polo shirt, dark trousers and black shoes when last seen.