An appeal has been issued to trace a 24-year-old woman who has been missing from Waterford since New Year’s Day.

Simina Crety has been missing from her home at Ballytruckle Road since 1 January.

Ms Crety is described as 1.67m (5' 6") tall, of slight build with brown hair and brown eyes.

It is not known what she was wearing when last seen and it is thought she may have travelled to Dublin.

Gardaí say they are concerned for Ms Crety's welfare and have appealed to anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station.