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Gardai appeal for information on anniversary of Barry Corcoran’s disappearance

Barry Corcoran
Barry Corcoran

A year after his disappearance gardai are appealing for information about missing 39-year-old Barry Corcoran.

On the morning of the 6th July 2015 Barry left his home in Wicklow town and went to the Post Office on Main Street.

He was in the Post Office at 9.35am for a few minutes where he conducted some personal business.

Barry then travelled from Wicklow town to Dublin on Bus Eireann bus No. 133 from outside Flannery’s Shop in Wicklow town to Dublin City Centre.

It is believed he initially went to the Fitzgibbon Street area to visit a gym in order make contact with a friend of his.

He subsequently travelled on the Luas red line out as far as the Kylemore stop on the Naas Road, arriving there in or around 2pm.

Barry would not have been familiar with this area of the city but got directions from his friend and arranged to meet him at the Luas stop.

He made some purchases in a local shop on Kylemore Road at 2.30pm and 6.45p, and was last sighted on Cremona Road, Ballyfermot on the night of Monday the 6th July 2015. 

The missing man’s family and friends have not heard from him since the 6th July 2015 and they are very concerned for his safety and wellbeing. 

He is described as 5’11" in height and is of thin build with short grey hair, blue eyes and has a scar on the bridge of his nose.

He walks with a slight ‘shuffle’ having injured his hip in an accident a number of years ago.

When last seen he was wearing a dark rain jacket, blue jeans and black Puma runners.

Gardai fear Barry was killed by a violent criminal who was known to him.

The suspect has a number of previous convictions for extremely violent offences and has served jail time.

He has links to a number of dangerous Dublin criminals.

It previously emerged that gardai investigating the suspected murder received sinister letters alleging Mr Corcoran was shot dead and buried in a shallow grave.

Gardai made an official appeal for information last August and revealed that Mr Corcoran went to the post office in Wicklow town on the day he was last seen alive before getting the bus to Dublin.

Ballyfermot Gardaí are renewing their appeal today: 
• To anyone who may have seen or been in contact with Barry Corcoran on Monday 6th July 2015 or at any time after the 6th July, to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station.

• To anyone that has any information whatsoever which could assist in locating Barry Corcoran, to please contact Ballyfermot Garda station at 01 666 7200, Wicklow Garda Station at 0404 60140 or Crimestoppers at 1800 25 00 25.