Update 6th March 2014 : Jeff has been found! :) Here is the reply from his sister:
Jeff Hughes has contacted us this morning through Facebook, he’s not been in contact for over a month his phone got stolen before Xmas and says he hasn’t got a new 1 and that he’s been away travelling, NO EXCUSE, for not phoning us, I’m so glad he’s ok and thanks to everyone for their kind words and support. It really shows how Ireland comes together as one big family no matter where u are!!!