Man (40s) dies following assault at house in Dublin’s Blanchardstown area

Woman and two men taken to hospital following incident in Ashfield Park area

Garda at the scene of an incident  at Ashfield Park, Dublin 15, on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Garda at the scene of an incident at Ashfield Park, Dublin 15, on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

 

A man has died following an assault at a house in Blanchardstown, Dublin, on Monday afternoon.

Three people were hospitalised following the incident, which occurred at about 4pm at Ashfield Park.

It is understood an argument broke out between a number of people who were in the house and it escalated, spilling out onto the street. A large garda presence responded including the Armed Support Unit and a Garda helicopter.

A man, aged in his 40s, was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It is understood he had suffered stab wounds.

A second man and a woman, both in their 20s, were taken to the Mater hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and a postmortem is due to take place on Tuesday, which gardaí say will direct the further course of the investigation.

Gardaí have said they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident at this time.

They have appealed to anyone, including road users with camera footage, who may have been in the area between noon and 4pm on Monday to contact Blanchardstown Garda station on 01 666 7000, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.