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Teen rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the back outside city club

A TEENAGER has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed outside a south Dublin nightclub.

The 19-year-old male was wounded in the back in the violent assault outside Tramco, on Lower Rathmines Road, in the early hours of this morning.

Gardai were called to the scene and arrested an 18-year-old man who was being detained at Rathmines Garda Station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. The attack happened at about 2.50am as the street filled with revellers leaving the southside venue.

It is understood the victim was conscious and breathing normally when the ambulance arrived to take him to St James's Hospital.

A section of the pavement outside Tramco was sealed off by gardai as they investigated the incident.

Garda tape was secured to the front door of the premises and to two bollards on the footpath.

It comes after a high-profile and unrelated incident last June, when a 15-year-old girl alleged that she was raped at the disco.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the venue after the girl claimed she had been raped in the toilets.

The boy was later released without charge and a file was prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The nightclub was hosting a disco for Junior Certificate students at the time.

Tramco first opened its doors back in 1998 but it has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent years.