Two tourists, who were visiting the Irish capital from the UK over the weekend, were hospitalised after falling victim to an unprovoked attack in the city centre.
According to reports, the two individuals, who are aged 36 and 38, were walking on Blessington Street in Dublin 7 at approximately 1am yesterday when the incident occurred.
The men, who were visiting Dublin on a stag weekend, fell into conversation with a man in his 30s who then carried out the unprovoked attack.
Both men suffered stab wounds to their stomachs and were transferred to the nearby Mater Hospital where their injuries are said to be not life-threatening.
A motive for the attack has yet to be established as neither victim was robbed by their assailant.
Commenting on the attack, Dublin Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha, said "It was an appalling attack and of grave concern that something like this could happen."
A Garda investigation into the incident is still ongoing.