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Mr Barry Coughlan's Remains Identified

Following DNA analysis, the remains have now been identified as that of Mr. Barry Coughlan who was reported missing to Gardaí in May 2004.

A file will now be prepared for the Coroner by investigating Gardaí.


Gardaí have discovered skeletal remains in the car that was found off Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven, on May 26, 2021.

The submerged car was discovered by divers on May 26 and Gardaí were notified. The scene was preserved as the Garda Water Unit conducted a search operation and were able to extract the car from the water the following day. The car is currently being technical examined and has been confirmed as a red Toyota, 98-C-18625. During the technical examination of the car, Gardaí discovered skeletal remains. The remains will now be transferred to Cork City Morgue where an examination will be carried out. The local Coroner has also been notified. The results of the examination, and DNA analysis by Forensic Science Ireland, will hopefully assist in confirming the identity of the remains.

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