Man in serious condition following assault in Dublin

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a serious assault in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The man, who is believed to be a Romanian national, was attacked by two other men at the junction of Hawkins Street and Poolbeg street at around 2am.

He was beaten and robbed by the men, who then fled the scene towards O'Connell Street.

The man was removed to St James’s hospital for treatment, where is condition is described as serious.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to contact them, particularly any taxi drivers who may have picked up the two men in O'Connell Street.

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