Gardai are searching for a 47-year-old man missing from his home since last Friday.
Patrick Bruton from Kilminchy in Portlaoise was last seen on January 31.
He is described as 6ft in height, around 13 stone, with tight dark hair and he normally wears glasses.
It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing.
Gardai are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of the man.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.