Gardaí in Kilkenny are continuing their investigations into a violent assault in the city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The injured party was set upon and attacked in Patrick Street at 2.30am.
“This male was seriously assaulted. He was brought to St Luke’s Hospital following the attack. At this time people would have been making their way home from night clubs and may have witnessed this attack. We are appealing to any witnesses to come forward,” said a garda spokesman.
Anyone with information can contact Kilkenny gardaí in confidence on (056) 777 5000