Two men were seriously injured after separate stab attacks
TWO men were seriously injured after separate knife attacks which happened within minutes of each other in Dublin city centre and in Dun Laoghaire.
Both incidents happened around 11.30pm last night and detectives and forensics teams were at both locations today.
In Dublin city centre a teenager was seriously injured at a shop at College Green at around 11.30 pm last night.
A teenager sustained serious injuries after the knife attack in Dublin city centre which was crowded with revellers.
The 19-year-old’s condition has been described as stable.
Three teenagers, two males and a female, were arrested in connection with the attack.
One of the males arrested remains in Garda custody at Irishtown Garda station, while the other two were released without charge.
The man that remains in custody will appear in court later this month charged in connection with the serious assault at College Green, Dublin on Friday night.
The victim was taken to St James's Hospital after the attack.
Gardai sealed off the scene of the incident for a technical examination and investigations are continuing.
In Dun Laoghaire, a 41-year-old male was stabbed and seriously injured during an incident in an apartment at Clarence Street.
He was rushed by ambulance to St. Vincent’s Hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.
A man aged in his 20s was arrested by Gardai at the scene and was held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Dun Laoghaire Garda station.
He was later released after questioning and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A technical examination of the scene continues.