Finglas man determined to continue search for missing elderly father

Dublin Civil Defence Forces will conduct large-scale searches this weekend for a pensioner who has been missing from his home for over a week.

Thomas Kennedy (aged 81) has not been seen since he put the bins outside his home at Virginia Park in Finglas on Tuesday, July 29.

A Facebook page dedicated to the search has also been set up.

Sniffer dog Max, donated by the Peggy Mangan Foundation, is also helping with the search efforts.

Thomas Kennedy's eldest son Vincent says they will not stop searching until their father is found.

"On certain nights we can get up to about 140 people, just on one night," he said.

"As well as that, we have the Civil Defence, and the sniffer dogs, we have the Garda helicopter.

"We're now getting in the aqua divers.

"Without the Finglas community, I don't know where we'd have been. We can't thank them enough - it's unbelievable what they did for us."

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