A 34-year-old Dublin man is in a critical condition in the Mater Hospital following what gardaí have described as a hit-and-run incident.
The man was hit by a car in a lane near Clonliffe Road this afternoon.
Detectives believe he could have been deliberately knocked down.
A car was found burned-out on Stoney Road in East Wall short time later.
The man was on temporary release from prison, where he was serving a sentence for burglary in Coolock four years ago.
Gardaí at Mountjoy are appealing for witnesses or anybody with information to contact them.