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

Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan Eoin O'Connor and Anthony Keegan were last seen in County Cavan on Tuesday 22 April

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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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