Gardaí at Waterford have appealed to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 50 year old from the area.
John Gear (50) was last seen early Monday morning, January 15, in the Knockboy area of Co Waterford.
He was reported missing to the relevant authorities later that evening.
John is described as being 5' 5" in height, of medium to stocky build with "well kept" grey hair.
He was last seen wearing a navy coloured 'Waterford County Council' bomber jacket and blue denim jeans.
John drove a 08 WD registered Silver Toyota Auris Hatchback.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this vehicle being driven in the Waterford City,Tramore, or Dunmore East areas earlier this week to contact them directly.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Waterford on 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or their local garda station.