What happened to Eva Brennan, missing for 30 years this week? Gardaí renew appeal

by Rose Barrett
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Gardaí in Terenure are renewing their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of Eva Brennan, who was last seen at Rathdown Park, Dublin 6 on Sunday July 25, 1993.

“As we approach the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Eva Brennan, investigating gardaí and Eva’s family are renewing their appeal to the public for any information which may bring this investigation to a conclusion,” said the Garda Press Office.

Eva was almost 40 at the time of her disappearance and described as 5’7”, with blue eyes and slim build. When last seen, she had short, mid-brown hair and was wearing a pink tracksuit with tight fitting leggings.

Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle stated online, that despite going missing just three months after Annie McCarrick vanished, Eva Brennan’s disappearance did not seem to garner as much attention from the gardaí or mediaEva was single and lived in the upmarket South Dublin suburb of Rathgar. She appeared much younger than her age, with family saying she looked at least ten years younger than her actual age.

Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle stated the missing Eva was a creature of habit, and had gone to her parents house that bank holiday Sunday for dinner circa 1pm.

Following a small disagreement between Eva and some of her siblings, Eva left her parents home and is believed to have gone home.  The following Tuesday, her father who ran The 108 public house, claims the website, called to Eva’s apartment but got no answer. It is believed he broke into the apartment but found everything normal with the abode described as being in spotless condition.

He then reported his daughter missing to the gardaí. But the case did not draw the same media attention as had the cases of missing American girl, Annie McCarrick (above) or Jo Jo Dullard and Deirdre Jacob, both from Co Kildare.

Where did Eva go that evening?  Not a trace of her was ever reported since.​ More recently, gardaí identified the remains of a body as being that of Antoinette Smith (27), mother of two missing since April, 1988, see previous coverage: https://dublingazette.com/dublinlocalmatters/garda-appeal-murder-case-antoinette-smith-564636/

Gardaí claim Eva carried a red shoulder-bag containing keys and other personal documents, and wore a man’s gold watch with a leather strap.

Anyone with information should contact Terenure Garda Station on 01 666 6400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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