A man is in a serious condition after being found unconscious with serious injuries on a footpath in Santry in Dublin.

The unidentified man was found on the footpath at Lorcan Avenue at 5.40am this morning.

He was taken to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardaí have appealed for information on his identity.

He is described as being between 25 and 35, of stocky build, with very tight hair and is between 1.73m (5'8") and 1.80m (5'11") in height.

Gardaí said he was wearing light brown boots, a green/khaki round neck T-shirt and a watch with luminous green straps.

The area where he was found was sealed off for a technical examination.