Superintendent Dermot Mann of Lucan Garda station speaking about the murder in Clondalkin.
A man in his 20s has died following an assault in west Dublin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The incident in which the man was fatally injured occurred shortly after 3am at Liscarne Gardens in Clondalkin.
It is believed that the deceased man was in the area of a bonfire at St. Marks, a housing estate close by Liscarne Gardens.
He was chased by a number of people across the Neilstown Road, into Liscarne Gardens where he was then fatally injured.