Gardai have recovered a body in the search for missing Laois woman, Aoife Phelan.
The discovery was made just before midday in a Garda dig in a field at the back of a building on the Timahoe Road.
The area has now been sealed off.
It is understood that the State Pathologist has now been called to the location.
A 24-year old man who was questioned in connection with the disappearance was released last night. A file has been sent to the DPP.