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Swinford developer’s whereabouts unknown again

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Swinford developer’s whereabouts unknown again


Edwin McGreal
edwinmcgreal@mayonews.ie

Swinford-born property developer Kevin McGeever appears to have disappeared below the radar once more after his release from hospital on Monday of last week.
McGeever was treated in hospital in Mullingar after he was found wandering barefoot on a road in County Leitrim last month. He was in an emaciated state and claimed that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint by three masked men at his mansion in Craughwell, Co Galway, some eight months previously.
McGeever said he was held captive for eight months but mystery surrounds the nature of his apparent captivity.
McGeever left the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar last week without giving gardaí investigating his apparent abduction any forwarding address and it is uncertain where he is living right now.
Yesterday’s Irish Independent revealed that McGeever’s mansion, which he called ‘Nirvana’, in Craughwell is owned by a company with no obvious links to him and mystery and intrigue surrounds the whole saga.
McGeever (68) is reported to be the subject of investigations by the FBI, Interpol and police in Dubai, where he was involved in a lot of property deals.
McGeever has told his family that his captors demanded a €10 million ransom and regularly had a gun pushed to his forehead.
Gardaí have said there are inconsistencies in McGeever’s account of his abduction.
Kevin McGeever is a native of Meelick, Swinford and followed his late father into the construction industry as a young man and McGeevers were one of the biggest builders in Mayo years ago.

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