A student found unconscious with serious head injuries in Maynooth in Co Kildare last year is now out of hospital.

Kym Owens, 18, was discovered on a footpath near her student accommodation in the Moyglare Abbey Estate last November with severe head injuries.

Ms Owens had just gotten off a bus after visiting her family in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, when the incident happened.

Gardaí have confirmed she has now been discharged from hospital.

They say an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.