A potentially life-saving defibrillator, that was stolen from outside a shop in Drogheda, Co Louth, has been found.

It was stolen on Friday night from outside the Village Store in Aston Village, Drogheda.  The theft by two young men was captured on CCTV footage that has been given to the gardaí.

Local resident Kenneth Flood confirmed this morning that it had been found.

He said it was discovered "this morning in Redshank Court. It wasn't there yesterday so it was brought back and dumped".

Locals had searched for the device over the weekend.

Twelve local residents, including staff at the nearby Aston Village Educate Together primary school, had been trained as first responders and were able to use it.

Mr Flood, who paid for the device during his time as a councillor, said that the Order of Malta will check the defibrillator to see if it is okay to use.

Over the weekend a funding page was set up to pay for a replacement.

Mr Flood confirmed this morning that Sinn Féin councillors have agreed to cover the costs of replacing it or repairing it from their community allocation funds.

It was one of two defibrillators stolen over the weekend, the other was taken in Co Wicklow.