A 22-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident in Co Clare.

A 23-year-old woman sustained a number of stab wounds during an incident on the grounds of a primary school in the Station Road/ Friar’s Walk area of Ennis at around 5.05pm.

She was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital Ennis, where her injuries are said to be life-threatening.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone in the vicinity of Friar's Walk, Station Road and the shopping centre car park or the primary school between 4.30pm and 5pm to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.