Teenager stabbed in the face in Ballymun

Residents express horror and concern about knife attack

Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin, which treats children up to the age of 16.

A teenage boy has been stabbed in the face during an incident in Ballymun.

The 15-year-old had knife wounds to the face and hands, the latter from trying to defend himself.

The attack occurred at approximately 6.30pm on Friday when a youth was in an altercation with another youth, the Garda Press Office confirmed.

“The injured party received a number of lacerations to his face and was taken to Temple Street Hospital for treatment,” a Garda spokesman said.


“It is believed the other youth was in possession of a knife. No arrests have been made at this stage and investigations are ongoing.”

He was treated at the hospital, which treats children up to the age of 16, but was not admitted.

A number of messages on Facebook by residents of Ballymun expressed horror and concern about the attack.

Colm Keena

Colm Keena

Colm Keena is an Irish Times journalist. He was previously legal-affairs correspondent and public-affairs correspondent