A 30-year-old man has been hospitalised following an assault that took place in the early hours of the morning in Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

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The assault is believed to have occurred outside a fast-food outlet in Killorglin square at approximately 2:20am.

He is now in Cork Universoty Hospital where his condition has been described as critical from receiving head injuries. Garda are appealing to anyone with information or Taxi drives with dash-cam fotage to contact them on 0646671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

-Sam Fitzsimons