Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Martin O’Donoghue who was last seen in Julianstown, Drogheda, Co. Louth on the evening of Friday 4th August, 2023.

Martin is described as being approximately 5ft 5” in height, of slim build, dark brown hair and blue eyes.

It is unknown what Martin was wearing when he went missing.

Martin is known to frequent Cork City, Midleton, Mahon and Little Island areas of Cork and it is believed that Martin may have travelled to Cork in recent days.

Gardaí are concerned for Martin’s wellbeing.

Anyone with any information on Martin’s whereabouts are asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Ref: PR20124/2023.

Note to Editor/Not for Publication:

A photograph of Martin is attached to this press release. This photograph has been provided for the sole purpose of assisting a Garda investigation into tracing a person reported as missing and should not be used for any other purpose.

In the case of juveniles (person under 18 years) An Garda Síochána draws your attention to Section 31(1) Child Care Act, 1991, as amended, which may be relevant. “No matter likely to lead members of the public to identify a child who is or has been the subject of proceedings under Part III, IV, IVA or VI shall be published or broadcast”.