A man in 50s is in a critical condition following an alleged assault in Co Clare.

The incident happened in the Hermitage area of Ennis at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.

The man sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the  Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.

Gardaí are asking anyone with information to contact them at Ennis.

They say the man was involved in a dispute with a number of people in the Hermitage area. No arrests have been made.