GARDAÍ HAVE MADE two arrests in relation to the case of missing man Barry Corcoran who disappeared in the Ballyfermot area of west Dublin nearly two years ago.
Gardaí have confirmed to TheJournal.ie that a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s were arrested by officers earlier this week. They have since been released without charge but remain persons of interest for officers.
These are the first arrests in the case.
A spokesman said: “Gardaí arrested a man in his 40s and a female in her 30s in relation to this investigation. They were detained at Ballyfermot & Clondalkin Garda stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and were later released without charge.”
On the morning of 6 July 2015, Barry Corcoran left his home in Wicklow town and went to the post office on main street. Gardaí say he was in the post office at 9.35am for a few minutes and conducted some personal business.
He then travelled from Wicklow town to Dublin. Officers believe that he initially went to the Fitzgibbon Street area to visit a gym in order to make contact with a friend of his.
Barry Corcoran then travelled on the Luas red line out as far as the Kylemore stop on the Naas Road, arriving there in or around 2pm.
Officers renewed their appeal for information over Corcoran’s disappearance at the end of last month. At the time, Detective Colm O’Malley from Clondalkin garda station said that he felt there was someone out there who knew what happened to Corcoran.
During the two-year investigation, gardaí received information that Corcoran had been shot and buried in a shallow grave along the Grand Canal. Corcoran’s family also received post to their home saying that he was dead.