The body of a missing man was found in Donegal today.

Jim Boyle's body was located shortly before noon today during searches near Rathmullan, Co Donegal.

Mr Boyle, 73, was reported missing from his home at Oughterlin, Rathmullen, Co Donegal last week (7 December). However, Mr Boyle had not been seen for four weeks before that.

Mr Boyle lived on his own in a remote area of Donegal.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place in the coming days.