Halloween night of mayhem for emergency workers as one man stabbed to death and five others seriously injured
Published 01/11/2015 | 12:32
A hospital emergency department "descended into chaos" after a teenager was stabbed while awaiting treatment.
It was just one incident among a spate of stabbings across Dublin during a night of mayhem for emergency workers on the frontline.
One man has died, and another six men are seriously injured following separate attacks across the city.
Two of the injured men are reported to be in a critical condition.
A 21-year-old man after he was stabbed to death during an incident shortly before 2.45am at the Oliver Bond flat complex in Dublin's south inner city.
The victim was rushed to the nearby St James's Hospital but was pronounced dead a short while later.
The scene has been sealed off and gardai are conducting forensic and technical examinations there today.
Gardai in Kevin Street are investigating.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information to contact them at Kevin Street on 01 666 9400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
In the north of the city, a fight between two brothers-in-law spilled over into the emergency department of Beaumont Hospital.
Two men were rushed to the hospital following a dispute on a halting site in North County Dublin. It's understood the fight broke out at 10.30pm.
One man was treated for serious wounds to his leg, and the other man had sustained stab injuries to his arm.
While awaiting treatment at Beaumont, one of the men, believed to be 18, was attacked by the other man and suffered "very serious stab wounds to his face".
A source said the emergency department - already busy on Halloween night - "descended into chaos" after the stabbing which will more than likely leave the young man scarred for life.
In Clarehall, Dublin 13, a 25-year-old man has been left fighting for his life after he was subjected to a knife attack.
It's understood the incident occurred in the Temple View area of Clarehall, and occurred at approximately 1.10am this morning.
Gardai from Coolock were responding to a public order incident when they came across the victim, who is believed to be from the area.
The victim is reported to be in a critical condition in hospital and has undergone life-saving surgery in Beaumont Hospital.
Two other men received minor injuries during the same incident.
In a separate incident, a 31-year-old man suffered non life-threatening wounds in nearby Darndale shortly after 3am this morning.
Gardai in Coolock are investigating both incidents.
And in Blanchardstown, a man attending a bonfire was stabbed during an incident at approximately 7.30pm last night.
The victim was rushed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries. He is reported to be in a critical condition.
The incident occurred at Drumheath, Mulhuddart in Blanchardstown, West Dublin.
Gardai in Blanchardstown are investigating. Anybody who may have witnessed the incident are asked to contact gardai in Blanchardstown on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
The incidents came on a Halloween night which Dublin Fire Brigade has described as it's busiest in recent years.
Emergency services received 701 calls between 4pm and 8am across the Eastern region.
Dublin was by far the busiest - emergency services received 290 calls. They received some 50 ambulance calls between 4pm and 8pm last night. Another 80 ambulance calls were processed between 8pm and midnight. The @DubFireBrigade account reported that their ambulance services attended a number of alcohol and assault cases.
Some 290 fire calls were also received. At 3am this morning, the services had reported attending 19 house fires, 193 bonfires and 26 "unconscious cases".
Fire crews came under attack while dealing with fires in Balbriggan and Clonsilla.
And an ambulance came under attack as it attempted to transport a man to hospital. It's understood another man tried to get the patient out of the ambulance and windows were smashed.