An investigation is being carried out after a Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte was found with serious head injuries in Dublin this morning.

Senator Harte, 55, who is from Letterkenny, Co Donegal was taken to Beaumont Hospital after being found at Newmarket Square, Dublin 1 at about 3am.

He had earlier attended the Ireland v Latvia soccer international at the Aviva on Lansdowne Road.

Senator Harte is currently in Beaumont Hospital and is in a serious condition.