A TEENAGER has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Dublin last night.
The 52-year-old victim received serious stab wounds after an attack at Buirg an Ri Walk in Balgaddy, west Dublin at around 10.20pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
A 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after midnight and taken to Ronanstown Garda Station for questioning.
He remains in custody today under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
In a statement, Gardaí said: "Gardai at Lucan, Co Dublin are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred at Buirg an Ri Walk, Balgaddy, Co Dublin at approximately 10.20pm last night, Wednesday 7 February 2018.
"A 52-year-old male received serious stab wounds and was pronounced dead a short time later at the scene.”
The scene of the fatal attack remains sealed off to allow for a forensic examination by the Garda Technical Bureau.
The local coroner has been notified of the man’s death and a post-mortem is scheduled to take place today.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or anyone with information to contact them at Lucan Garda Station on 01 666 7382, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.