Major garda search in operation for body of missing person
Gardai have launched a major search for the body of a missing person in West Kildare this evening.
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 are looking for the victim of a suspected murder.
However, the source was unable to confirm the identity of the person.
Search teams, acting on intelligence, are expected to spend a number of days combing the area.
A spokesman for the garda press office told Independent.ie: "We can confirm that searches are ongoing from this morning in Co Kildare.
"But for operational reasons we cannot comment further."
The dig is not connected to Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB)-led raids 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.