A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The 29-year-old is currently being detained at Swords Garda Station.
A post-mortem was carried out on the body of the man who died after he was found with serious injuries close to the back entrance to Fingal Community College on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin.
The man was treated by medical personal, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal, said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the victim.
"This is a very tragic incident, and while the full details of what happened aren’t yet known, we all need to look after our friends on nights out."
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area between 1:30am and 3:30am on Sunday morning, and motorists who may have 'dash cam' footage.
A man has died after he was found with serious injuries in Swords, Co Dublin in the early hours of this morning.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found on North Street at approximately 3:05am. He was seen to by medical personnel, but was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased male remains at the scene which has been preserved for an examination by Gardaí.
The road has been closed from the junction of North Street and Seatown Road to North Street and the entrance to Carnegie Court Apartments.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01 6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Gardaí in Dublin have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to an incident in Swords which led to the death of a 34-year-old man this week.
It has been confirmed that Chris Fitzgerald has died in hospital this week after suffering serious head injuries following an assault at the weekend.
It has been established that the victim was discovered in the vicinity of the Wright Venue at approximately 03.40 on Sunday and subsequently rushed to Beaumont Hospital.
Reports assert that Mr Fitzgerald will be removed to the City Mortuary where a post mortem examination will take place.
It is understood that a man in his 30s was arrested yesterday and taken to Swords Garda Station for questioning where he can be held for up to 24 hours.
A Garda statement read: "Gardaí are continuing to detain and question a man in his 30s under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Swords Garda Station as part of the investigation."
Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information and have asked members of the public to come forward specifically if they witnessed an altercation between two men outside the popular nightclub between 3,00 and 3.30.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111
A shooting has taken place in Swords in Co. Dublin this evening.
According to the Independent, the incident took place around 7pm where several shots were fired at a car where the man was sitting.
It took place in Rathbeale Crescent estate in the Dublin suburb.
A black Audi was later fund burnt out near the airport, which is believed to be the car used for the shooting.
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