Gardaí have issued an appeal to trace the whereabouts of a 17-year-old who has been missing in Dublin since last Friday.

Matthew Hayes Rice was last seen in Dundrum, Dublin 16 at around 11.45pm.

He is described as being 1.7m (5' 7") in height of thin build with fair hair.

When last seen he was wearing a navy blue t-shirt and grey shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666-5600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.