GARDAI are investigating the serious assault of a 33-year-old man on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at approximately 9.30pm on the roadway on Aston Quay in Dublin. The injured man was taken to St James's Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
The suspect is a man in his 20's/30's, well-built with dark hair. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt, grey hoody top with white writing on the front and grey tracksuit bottoms.
TV3's Vincent Browne was forced to apologise after he made controversial comments about beheadings on his current affairs show.
The 'Tonight With Vincent Browne' presenter sparked a reaction from his viewers when he told his panellists "we don't do beheadings here". Browne was joking with his panellists on how he'd given them a grilling during the show.
"We'll give compassionate release... we've got two hostages here... but we don't do beheadings so it's OK."
Browne returned to the studio after the show's credits rolled to apologise for the comments and TV3 said they received no complaints.
HUNDREDS of pouches of tobacco sent through the post to private addresses were seized by Revenue customs staff.
Officers seized the 330 packets in 11 cartons in Co Cavan. During the operation, two private houses were searched and more tobacco was located.
Revenue, which has been targeting the sale of illegal cigarettes in the shadow economy, valued the haul at €8,200.
During the past week, officers, assisted by gardai, seized more cigarettes at a roadside stop in Co Louth, Drogheda market, and other locations in the town, valued at €33,600.
A number of people have been questioned.
J1 students warned
J1 ORGANISERS at the US Department of State have said they hope the backlash which followed the destruction of an American property by Irish students "sends a message to everybody else" who participates in the programme.
Spokeswoman at the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Robin J Lerner said at the first J1 Connect Open House at the RDS that she thinks students "learned their lesson" in allegedly causing severe damage to the rented San Franciscan home.