A man in his early 30s has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Co Dublin this morning.

Two men in their 20s were found on the road at Rathsallagh Park, Shankill Road, with serious stab injuries at approximately 5.30am.     

They were taken to St Vincents Hospital, but one of the men was pronounced dead shortly after 8am.

The man who died was in his late 20s and had come home for Christmas from Australia where he had been working for the last few years.

The second man is reported to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The man in his 30s who was arrested in the Dublin area is currently being detained at Shankill Garda Station.

An appeal has been issued for witnesses that may have been in or around Rathsallagh Park this morning to contact Shankill Garda Station on 01-6665900 or any Garda Station.