A 46-year-old man has been shot and seriously injured in Lucan in Dublin.

The shooting happened at Abbeywood Court at around 10.30pm.

The injured man has been taken to Blanchardstown Hospital.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and gardaí have issued an appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything suspicious to contact them at Lucan Garda Station.