A man who was stabbed to death in Finglas in Dublin last night has been named locally as 39-year-old Brian Hogan.

Mr Hogan, who was from the local area, was found seriously injured at the front garden of a house on Collins Place in Finglas just after 7pm yesterday evening.

Paramedics arrived and tried to resuscitate Mr Hogan, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí believe the incident happened after a row broke out at the house and spilled out into the garden.

As well as Mr Hogan, a woman known to him was injured.

The man's body has been removed from the scene for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí inspecting the scene in Collins Place

The area around the house and garden has been sealed off for a forensic examination.

A Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed and a Garda Family Liaison Officer has been keeping in touch with Mr Hogan's family.

Officers from Finglas Garda Station, where a murder investigation has been launched, have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

The killing is not believed to be feud related, but may be linked to a dispute over drugs.

Two men in their late 30s are being held at Finglas and Blanchardstown garda stations, where their period of detention is expected to extend into tomorrow.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them. They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Collins Place and Ballygall Road West area between 6-7:30pm to contact them.

They are also asking those with video footage (including dash-cam) from these locations at the time, to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station on 01-6667500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.