Businessman and former developer Kevin McGeever has been discharged from the Midlands Regional Hospital.

An investigation into the reported disappearance of Mr McGeever is now in the hands of gardaí at Gort in Co Galway.

It is understood Mr McGeever claims he was kidnapped at gunpoint from his home in Co Galway and was kept in a container for eight months, suffering regular beatings.

He was reported missing to gardaí in Gort in May of last year by his partner.

CCTV footage from a number of premises in the Ballinamore area of Co Leitrim has been examined by gardaí investigating his disappearance and reappearance.

Last Tuesday night at around 10pm a couple driving on the Swanlinbar to Ballinamore road found Mr McGeever on the road.

They brought him to Ballinamore Garda Station.

The couple who found Mr McGeever, Catherine Vallely and Pat Rehill, told RTÉ News that Mr McGeever said that he had been dumped out of a van by three men.

They said that he had no shoes on and did not know where he was or what day it was.