Swords - Friends lay flowers near scene

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin.

It is understood the stabbing happened after a fight broke out involving a number of people on St Cronan's Avenue off Rathbeale Road in Swords.

Gardaí were called to the scene at around 9.30pm.

James Joyce was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His girlfriend, who is expecting a baby in October, was with him at the time of the stabbing.

Gardaí say that enquiries are ongoing.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

A post mortem examination will be carried out today.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700.