A 44-year-old man is dead while two others were taken to hospital with serious injuries following a stabbing at a house in Macroom, Co. Cork last night.
Gardaí were called to the scene at Dan Corkery Place in Macroom at around 1.50am where they found the body of a middle-aged men with a number of suspected stab wounds.
A second man and a woman, both aged in their 40s, were also injured in the incident at the house.
The second man is believed to be the brother of the deceased while the identity of the woman is unknown.
They were both taken to Cork University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital Cork, with what have been described as non-life threatening injuries.
Gardaí believe there was an altercation at the house which resulted in the fatal stabbing of one man and injuries to the two others present at the scene.
The scene was immediately sealed off by Gardaí to allow for a full technical examination by forensic experts.
The Office of the State Pathologist was also notified.
Once the State Pathologist examines the scene involved, the body of the deceased will be removed to CUH.
It is expected that a full post mortem examination will be conducted at CUH later today.
Macroom Gardaí are set to launch a murder investigation into the incident.
They have appealed to any witnesses or anyone who may have been in the area this morning to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.