A man has been arrested in connection with an assault in the city in the early hours of this morning.

The victim, a 39-year-old man is in a critical condition in a Dublin hospital after the assault.

The incident took place at an apartment in Kelly's Row, off Dorset Street, at around 1am.

The victim was taken to the nearby Mater Hospital, but was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

The man in his late 20s is expected to appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court tomorrow morning.