A man in his 50s was attacked by four men in his home in Co Waterford in the early hours of this morning.
Gardaí say four men entered the house at Congress Villas in Dungarvan sometime between 12.30am and 2am and assaulted the man.
The men fled the scene, and gardaí say nothing appears to have been stolen.
The man was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, which are not life-threatening.
The house has been sealed off for a technical examination and an incident room has been set up at Dungarvan Garda Station.