Man (51) rushed to hospital after Dublin city centre stabbing
Victim phoned 999 after he was stabbed in the stomach
A man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach just yards from Dublin's O'Connell Street.
Emergency services were called to the scene, near a taxi rank, on Sackville Place at approximately 9.45pm.
The victim, a 51-year-old man, suffered an apparent knife injury to the left side of his abdomen.
Sources said he contacted emergency services himself by dialing 999.
A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) said an ambulance, fire engine and advanced paramedic attended the scene.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital where he is being treated tonight.
Gardaí in Store Street have launched an investigation into the attack.
Dublin Fire Brigade have dealt with a number of serious incidents this evening.
Shortly before 8pm a young girl was taken to Temple Street Hospital after she was struck by a car in the Ballintree Estate in Tryrellstown, West Dublin.
A spokesman said she was in a serious condition.
Units have also dealt with blazes in Rush, Ballymun, Blackrock. Separately, DFB were called to deal with a fire near the popular Finnstown House Hotel.
There have been no reports of injuries.