A man is in a critical condition in hospital following an alleged assault in Tallaght over the weekend.
Gardai were called to an incident in the Killinarden Estate shortly after 11pm on Saturday night.
A 34-year-old man was discovered with serious head injuries at the scene by a passerby who had raised the alarm.
The injured man was taken by gardai to Tallaght Hospital, where his condition is currently understood to be critical.
The scene has been preserved for examination and gardai are appealing for witnesses.
An incident room has been set up at Tallaght Garda Station and anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.”