Body found in Cavan near area where Dublin man went missing

A body has been discovered in Cavan
A body has been discovered in Cavan

A body has been found in Cavan near an area where Gardai, friends and family have been searching for Joseph Whelan.

Gardai have not yet confirmed the identity of the body.

The discovery was made today near the Lakeside Manor Hotel on the banks of Lough Ramor.

The hotel is just outside Virginia, the area where missing Dublin man Joseph Whelan was last seen.

Whelan left his home in Meath to meet a friend of his in Ballyjamesduff on Good Friday but he hasn't been heard from since he spoke to his wife and that friend on the phone in a disoriented state in the early hours of Easter Saturday.

Joseph and Sonya Whelan

Speaking to RTE Radio this week Whelan's wife Sonya spoke of her fears about her husband saying she was concerned that he was 'not with us any more'.