An appeal has been issued to help find a four-year-old boy who has been missing since yesterday, and is believed to be travelling in the company of an adult relative.

Muaaz Usama went missing from the Kilkenny city area yesterday.

He is described as being 71cm (2'4") in height, of slim build and has black hair and dark brown eyes.

When last seen Muaaz was wearing a dark green/black hoodie with a grey hood, blue jeans, black shoes and black socks.

He may also be wearing a yellow hoodie or a blue puffy jacket.

Gardaí believe he may be travelling in the company of an adult relative and his last known location was in the Dublin city area.

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