A man in his 40s is in serious condition in a Dublin hospital after a violent assault.
The man was beaten by another man at 12:50pm today on Main Street in Swords, north county Dublin.
The alleged attacker is described as being in his 30s and was arrested at the scene.
He is beinig detained at Coolock Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984,.
The victim is still recovering at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
Gardai are appealing for any potential witnesses to the incident, and anyone with information is urged to contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700.