A man is recovering in hospital after he sustained serious injuries in an assault in Co Clare on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at Ballymaley on the outskirts of Ennis at around 10.30pm.
It is understood the injured man was rushed by car to Ennis General Hospital accompanied by several other vehicles carrying relatives. Despite the hospital in Ennis not having an emergency department, staff on duty administered first aid to the victim.
The injured man was assessed and treated at Ennis hospital before being transferred by ambulance to the nearest emergency department at University Hospital Limerick (UHL). He was still being treated at UHL on Wednesday morning.
It is understood the injured man is in his 20s and sustained stab wounds to his back and chest. His injuries are said to be “serious”.
A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating an assault that occurred in Ennis, County Clare yesterday evening, Tuesday 14th November 2023 at approximately 10.30pm. A male (aged in his 20s) was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Investigations are ongoing at this time.”