Update - 2.20pm, January 7: The body of Steven Dooley has been found.
Earlier: Gardaí in Kilkenny are appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 24-year-old Steven Dooley.
Steve was last seen leaving his home at Bishop Birch Place in Kilkenny at 11.30pm on January 5.
He is described as 5ft 9in in height, with a medium build,
He has short brown hair and a beard.
When last seen he was wearing a slim fit green tracksuit pants and a padded white/grey jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gardaí in Kilkenny Station on Wexford on 056-7775000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.