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19th Apr 2022

Man in his 20s in critical condition after “one punch” assault on Easter day

He is currently in hospital.

A man in his 20s has been left in critical condition in hospital after an alleged one punch attack on Easter night.

The incident occurred at around 2.30am on Sunday on D’Olier Street in Dublin, on the corner with Fleet Street.

The 24 year old man sustained serious head injuries in the alleged one punch assault and was rushed to St James’s Hospital after being attended to by emergency services.

Gardaí have since done a follow up search under a warrant at a house in Co Kildare where a man in his 30s has been arrested and questioned by Gardaí.

He was then charged on Sunday and appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice on Monday morning at 10.30am.

The man is currently in Garda custody and they believe the incident took place in what they are calling a “one punch attack”.

According to The Irish Mirror, the victim is originally from London and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and asked that anyone with camera footage from the location to bring it forward.

Gardai said: “Shortly after 2.30am, gardai and Emergency Services attended after a man was seriously injured in the course of an incident on D’Olier Street, near the junction with Fleet Street.”

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn, the vice chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee, has called for a special task force to be established to tackle a surge in criminality.

He told the publication: “First of all I’d be very concerned that the person would recover and my concern would be about his family, it’s a very difficult time.

“Unfortunately, it’s another appalling incident in our society.

“The general citizens need the Minister [for Justice], the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste to start initiating the processes at how we actually prevent things from happening and delivering the consequences.”