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Searches for Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan on Cavan/Meath border

Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan Image copyright Garda press office
Image caption Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan were last seen in County Cavan on Tuesday 22 April

Gardaí (Irish police) searching for two missing Dublin men have begun searching an area around the Cavan/Meath border.

Eoin O'Connor, 32, and Anthony Keegan, 33, both from Coolock, were last seen in Cavan a week ago after telling their families they were going to a meeting.

It is understood Gardaí suspect their disappearance is connected to the activities of a Dublin criminal gang.

Their car was discovered near a lake in County Westmeath, which was searched by police divers on Friday.

Police have said examinations of the car did not suggest signs of a struggle and there were no traces of blood.

Detectives have previously said they were seriously concerned for the men's safety.

Police search teams began searching land and a building near Mountnugent on Tuesday morning.

The search is expected to continue for the day.

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