A man is in a critical condition following an assault in the city centre, shortly after 1.30 this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Anne Street South, just off Grafton Street.
The man - in his 20s - was left seriously injured during an incident involving a number of men.
He was taken by ambulance to St. James' Hospital, but has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital.
His condition is understood to be critical but stable.
The scene remains sealed off this morning for examination by gardaí.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident - especially those with camera footage - is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station: 01 666 900 or the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111.