Stabbed in stomach
A man in his 20s was fighting for his life last night following a stabbing incident in Dublin.
The attack occurred on Cavendish Row in the city centre at 10.20pm.
The injured man made his way to the Gresham Hotel on nearby O'Connell Street, where he sought help.
It is believed staff from the hotel called the emergency services, who arrived a short time later.
He was rushed to the Mater Hospital where he was last night undergoing treatment for knife wounds to his stomach.
No arrests have been made in connection to the attack. Garda investigations are continuing.
Anyone with any information in relation to the attack is asked to contact Store Street Garda Station (01 666 8000), the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111), or any Garda Station
Beaten with poles
A 20-year-old man was left in a critical condition last night after he was set upon by a gang in Blanchardstown in north-west Dublin.
The attack occurred shortly after 11pm in the Willow Wood Walk area.
The young man was rushed to Blanchardstown Hospital after he was set upon by three men armed with metal poles. It is believed he suffered serious head injuries during the attack.
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station (01 6667400), the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111) or any Garda Station.
'Elected mayor' call
The new Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh believes comments made by council boss Owen Keegan "bring home how urgently" the city needs a mayor directly elected by the people.
The Sinn Féin councillor said that the Dublin City Council (DCC) CEO should withdraw the comments he made to the US company behind the €500m Poolbeg incinerator. In a letter sent to waste giant Covanta, Mr Keegan told the company to disregard the rejection of the scheme by Dublin city and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown councils.
Correspondence between Mr Keegan and Covanta's CEO Anthony Orlando stressed that a lack of political support for the incinerator should pose no threat to it going ahead.
After 50 out of 52 members voted against the incinerator, Mr Keegan said the final decision to go ahead with the facility lay with Dublin local authority chief executives.