Three men arrested in connection with stabbing which left another man fighting for his life have been released without charge.
Gardaí said a file on the case was being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The attack took place at Love Lane, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny on Saturday evening.
The victim, aged 22, remains in a critical condition in St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny.
The arrested men were aged in their 30s and 40s.
Gardaí renewed their appeal for witnesses.