Gardaí say there are serious concerns for the welfare of a missing woman in Co Laois.
Aoife Phelan was last seen leaving a friend's house in Collier's View in Portlaoise just after 8pm last Thursday evening, October 25.
The 30 year old child minder, who is originally from Ballyroan, is four months pregnant.
Superintendent Yvonne Lundon from Portlaoise Garda Station says her disappearance is completely out of character.
"We haven't heard or seen from Aoife since last Thursday. This type of disappearance is very out of character for Aoife, her family are very concerned for her welfare and we would obviously like to hear from her.
"We know she last left her address on foot and we understand she was hoping to meet somebody but we have no information of her whereabouts after that."