An appeal has been issued to trace a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from Rathfarnham in Dublin since 22 December.

Josie Cawley is described as 1.65m (5' 5')', with long reddish hair and green eyes.

It is believed she may be in the Rathfarnham or Tallaght area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000 or the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111.