Gardaí have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a missing woman, who lives in Co Laois.

Aoife Phelan, 30, was last seen Thursday evening when she was visiting a friend's house.

She is described as being approximately 5'7'' in height, slim build, has long blonde/sandy coloured hair and blue eyes.

When last seen she was wearing jeans and a knitted jumper.

She also has a red bomber-style jacket with her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.