A 31-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was injured in a serious assault in Lucan, Co Dublin.

The man was approached and assaulted by four teenagers as he was walking home from work in the Castle Riada area at around 4:30pm yesterday.

The man sustained serious injuries to his face.

He was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.