Gardaí are seeking information about a Co Laois woman who has been missing since last Thursday night.

Aoife Phelan, 30, has not been seen since she left a friend’s house in Portlaoise.

Superintendent Yvonne Lundon of Portlaoise Garda Station said at a press conference that Ms Phelan's family were very worried about her whereabouts and gardaí shared this concern.

Ms Phelan is thought to be almost four months pregnant.

She has not been seen since she left a friend's house at Collier's View just after 8pm on Thursday night.

Gardaí say she was wearing pale blue jeans, a woollen jumper, ugg-style boots and a red sleeveless body warmer.

They say her disappearance is very out of character, and have appealed to the public for any information which may help find her.