A post mortem examination has been carried out on the body of a woman found near Carlow town yesterday.

The 58-year-old has been named as Teresa Hayden from St Michael's Park in the town.

The last reported sighting of Ms Hayden was on 2 July.

Her body was discovered around 2kms from Carlow on the main road to Castledermot.

The post mortem was conducted at Naas General Hospital.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Carlow Garda station at 059-9136620, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.