A man has been killed in a stabbing incident in Balgaddy last night.

Gardai in Lucan are currently investigating the fatal stabbing, which occurred at Buirg an Ri Walk at approximately 10.20pm.

A 52-year-old male received serious stab wounds and was pronounced dead a short time later at the scene.

A 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after midnight and is currently detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place today and the local coroner has been notified.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination and the Garda Technical Bureau are attending the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or have information  to contact them at Lucan Garda Station on 01-666 7382, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.