The missing youth has been named as Mr Brian Gubbins, a first year UL journalism student, aged 19 years and a native of Nenagh, in Co Tipperary.
Mr Gubbins was last seen in the Carbon Nightclub, latter located in the heart of Galway City at number 19-21 Eglinton Street, shortly after midnight on Thursday last.
Mr Gubbins is described as being six foot tall, of slim build, with fair skin, blue eyes and short brown hair and when last seen, he was believed to be wearing a grey polo-shirt with white trim on the collar and blue jeans.
Anyone with information as to the youth’s whereabouts is being asked to contact the Millstreet Garda Station at Tel: 091-53 8000 or indeed any Garda station.
UPDATE: It is with great sadness we learn that the body of Mr Brian Gubbins was discovered at around 10.00am this morning in Galway. Gardaí have confirmed that a body was found at 10.00am today in the water at Bridge St, in Galway City.
To his family, numerous friends and neighbours go our deepest sympathies.
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