A man remains in custody following a stabbing incident in Kilkenny city yesterday, in which a 40-year-old man died.

The victim has been named locally as John Cash, who was originally from Clondalkin in Dublin, but had been living in Ballyragget in Co Kilkenny, with his wife and children.

An investigation is under way into the incident, which occurred at about 12.45pm yesterday, outside the O'Loughlin Gaels GAA club on Hebron Road in the city.

Mr Cash was brought to hospital after being found with severe injuries but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later today at St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny.

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau have resumed a forensic examination of the scene, but the road has reopened to traffic.

A family liaison officer has been appointed to help members of Mr Cash's family.

A man in his 20s, who was arrested at the scene, is still being questioned at Kilkenny Garda station where he can be held for up to 24 hours, plus rest periods.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses, particularly anyone who was on Hebron Road between 12.30pm and 1pm, including road users who may have dash-cam footage, to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.