A young man is in a critical condition in hospital following a serious assault in Dublin city centre.
The man - aged in his 20s - was attacked at a laneway near Parnell Street between 4 and 5 o'clock this morning.
He was taken to Beaumont Hospital.
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Gardaí.
A garda spokesperson says: "Gardaí are investigating a serious assault which occurred in the early hours of this morning between 4am-5am on Monday, 13th February 2023 at a laneway near Parnell Street, Dublin.