A MAN is fighting for his life after sustaining severe head injuries in what gardai are investigating as a serious assault.
The man, aged 42, had been part of a group of four men who had been drinking in an open area of an apartment complex on Montague Place in Dublin's south inner city when he sustained the injuries.
The victim was rushed to St James's Hospital after witnesses told the Herald the emergency services had been contacted by the other men who had been drinking with him.
Gardai from Pearse Street station have issued an appeal for information following the attack, which is understood to have occurred some time between 7.30pm and 8.50pm last night.
A garda spokesperson said it was unclear if the victim had been robbed but added that investigations were ongoing.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on last night's attack is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 666 9000 or the garda confidential hotline on 1800 666 111.
Meanwhile, gardai from Store Street are investigating an assault on another 42-year-old man on Parnell Street yesterday shortly after 3pm.
Five men, all understood to be aged in their teens, were arrested but subsequently released without charge.
The victim was taken to the Mater Hospital where he was reported to be suffering from non-life threatening injuries.