Man stabbed to death in north Dublin inner city

Two arrested over fatal attack in Ballybough

Two people have been arrested after a man (56) was stabbed to death at a flat in Ballybough in Dublin’s north innner city.

The man, who is originally from Co Sligo, was drinking with a group in the flat when he was stabbed at about 5.10pm.

He was taken to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital with serious stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at about 8.45pm this evening.

Two men, aged 53 and 46, were arrested and are being held at Mountjoy Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The scene has been preserved for a Garda technical examination.

It is understood the group of men were all known to each other and had been drinking for several hours before the incident.