A man was in garda custody last night being questioned over the fatal stabbing of man in his forties.
The incident happened at a house on the Harmonstown Road in Artane, north Dublin, shortly after 7.30pm.
It is understood that the 46-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to the chest after an argument broke-out.
The victim has been named locally as Mark Richardson.
Local sources told the Herald that the dead man was a father-of-six.
It is understood the two men had been drinking together in the house before a row broke out.
Both men are from the Artane area and the incident happened in the victim’s home.
Sources said the arrested man called the emergency services.
The victim was removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Gardai rushed to the scene and the suspect was arrested and taken to Clontarf Garda Station where he was being held last night.
The case is being investigated by Raheny gardai.
Last night, officers cordoned off the area and local people spoke of their shock at what had happened
“I saw it happening. The lady of the house ran out – she was covered in blood. He was in the front garden,” said one local woman.
“Paramedics, guards and Dublin Fire Brigade arrived and were performing CPR on him.
“You could see blood everywhere. After a little while they put him on a hospital trolley and took him away. I was shocked to see that going on.”
A local man said he had heard arguing.
“There was loads of screaming and shouting. That’s all I could hear,” he said.
“I looked out of the window and saw the whole thing going on.”
It is understood the victim had only moved into the house where the incident happened in recent years.
A large forensic tent remained in the garden last night as gardai carried out examinations.