Gardai have renewed their appeal to members of the public for information in relation to two missing persons, Eoin O Connor and Anthony Keegan, who its believed had travelled to Cavan in the days before their disappearance.
The men, 32-year-old O Connor and 33-year-old Keegan, both from Coolock in North Dublin are believed to have travelled together to the Cavan area in a silver Ford Focus car registration 04 D 46380 last Tuesday evening.
That vehicle, abandoned at a scenic view point over Lough Owell near Mullingar, was found earlier today and is now subject to forensic analysis by gardai.
Eoin O Connor was last seen on the evening of the on Tuesday evening last at Kilbarron Avenue, Coolock. He is described as being 6’’ tall, stocky build with short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing a grey track suit bottoms and a blue windbreaker type jacket with a hood.
Anthony Keegan is described as being 5’ 10’’ tall, medium build with short brown hair and brown eyes.
For much of yesterday, Thursday, April 24 and today, Friday, April 25, Gardai have been conducting a search operation in the Ballyjamesduff and eastern areas of County Cavan.
The search has being backed up by the garda helicopter.
Gardaí suspect the men's disappearance is connected to the activities of an organised criminal gang and it has been reported that detectives have spoken to some gang members as part of their investigation.
Gardaí have also issued an appeal to farmers around Ballyjamesduff to check their lands and outhouses as the search for trace of the whereabouts of the two men continues.
Gardai wish to appeal to members of the public in their efforts to trace the movements of this car between the evening of the Tuesday, April 24 until early this morning, Friday, April 25 when it was found near the N4. This car is believed to have travelled to the Cavan area in the intervening period.