A teenager has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a man in Longford town earlier this week.

The accused, who is 17, appeared before Mullingar District Court today.

He was remanded in custody and is due before a sitting of Longford District Court next Tuesday.

The teenager was arrested after a 19-year-old man sustained stab wounds in the Springlawn estate in Longford town at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

He is said to be in a stable condition at St James' Hospital in Dublin.