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Missing Person - James Kenny McDonagh

The Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of James Kenny McDonagh (Dob - 16/06/1982) from Islandbridge Court, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

James Kenny McDonagh is 28 years old and a father of one.  He has been missing since the 27th October 2010.

At approximately 1.23pm James left a friend’s apartment in the Parkwest area near to Ballyfermot and Cherryorchard area. He was driving a wine coloured Mazda 6 vehicle registration number 02D68758 which was on loan from a garage as he was having trouble with his own car.  James was also using two crutches as an aid to an injury he sustained to his left leg some months earlier.

Between 3.30pm and 4pm on the 27th October 2010 a woman who knew James saw him driving in the Bluebell area, he travelled onto the Naas Road where the witness and James were stopped at a red traffic light. They had a short conversation and James informed the woman that he was going to meet a man about purchasing a jeep. The woman turned left onto Walkinstown Avenue and James continued straight out the Naas Road. This was the last sighting of James.

That evening at 7.50pm the Mazda James was driving was found burnt out at a lay bye on Newcastle Road near the old Pollyhops Pub.  A witness reported that shortly before James’s car was discovered she was travelling along the Nangor Road and turned left onto the Newcastle Road when a silver car - possibly a BMW pulled out from a closed entrance to the Pollyhops Pub and drove behind her.  The witness recounted that another dark saloon vehicle was parked at the bus stop and when she drove past this vehicle the headlights came on and it drove out behind the silver car.   The witness stated that she travelled out in the direction of the Peamount Hospital and turned right into the hospital and the two vehicles continued straight.


• Anyone who was in the area of Bluebell and Newcastle and who might have seen James in the wine Mazda registration number 02D68758.

• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the lay bye on the Newcastle Road or who saw the Mazda on fire.

• The driver’s of the silver vehicle and the dark saloon vehicle who were in the area of Newcastle when James’s car was alight.

• Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of James Kenny McDonagh to come forward and to be dealt with in confidence.

Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 01 6669700