Latest: Longford gardaí have have appealed for witnesses after an assault in which a man received stab wounds and which involved "a large number of men".
The incident happened on Main Street, Ballymahon, Co. Longford at about 7am today. A man in his 40s received what appears to be stab wounds.
He was taken to the Mildland Regional Hospital Mullingar and has since been transferred to St James' Hospital in Dublin, where his condition is described as serious.
Gardaí are asking anyone with information or anyone who travelled through Ballymahon this morning between 6.30am and 8am to contact them at Longford Garda Station (043 3350570), where an incident has been set up.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital following an alleged assault in a town in Co Longford.
Gardaí are investigating an incident which happened on the main street in Ballymahon at around 7am this morning.
It is understood that the victim, aged in his 40s, received stab wounds.
He was taken the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar and investigations are ongoing.
- Digital desk