It's believed gardai investigating an acid attack on a 32 year old Chinese national in Blackrock are looking into whether it was orchestrated by another woman.
It happened at about 10pm last Friday night.
Detectives are appealing for information about a heavy-set man seen in the area at the time of the attack wearing dark clothes.
The woman's face and hands were seriously burned when a caustic substance was thrown at her between Merrion Woods and Seamount Apartments.
It's reported detectives are investigating whether a female third party may have been involved.