Gardai are seeking the public's assistance in tracing 31-year-old Shane Drennan, who has been missing from his home at St Teresa's Terrace in Kilkenny city since Thursday night.

Shane was sighted at 11.30pm on 18 December walking on Rose Inn Street in Kilkenny city heading towards John Street.

There have being no further sightings. Shane is described as about 6ft (1.83m) tall and having a shaved head.

When last seen he was wearing a dark jacket, dark grey tracksuit with white runners.

Gardaí are very concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-777-5000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.