A man in his 60s is being questioned by gardaí after a fatal stabbing in Co Galway.

The assault happened at a house on Cardinal Cushing Road, Mervue, shortly after 4am today.

A man in his late 30s suffered what appeared to be stab wounds in the incident.

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He received treatment at the scene before being taken to University Hospital Galway, where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is to be arranged.

A man in his mid-60s was arrested at the house.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the State Pathologist's Office was notified.