Gardai are investigating a serious assault on a teenager at a Luas stop in Dublin.
The incident happened at Glencairn Luas Stop in Leopardstown at approximately 10pm on Monday night.
Gardai said a male in his teens was approached by a group of males and during an altercation with one other male, he allegedly received a stab wound.
He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
Fianna Fail spokesman on Justice and Equality, Jim O’Callaghan, has said the incident shows that the issue of knife crime needs to be addressed urgently.
Mr O’Callaghan said Fianna Fail plans to impose a 12-month sentence for anyone caught carrying a knife in public with intent to cause injury or serious harm to another.
He added: “I would like to wish the young man a speedy recovery from this violent attack.”
Green Party TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin said: “The local community are shocked and appalled at this brutal attack and my thoughts are with the victim and his family at this worrying time. I would urge anyone who has any information whatsoever to contact the local gardai.
“Everyone has a role to play to ensure such barbaric acts never take hold of our community. The fact that it is so rare in our community does not leave room for complacency.
“We all need to be vigilant and show not just zero tolerance, but our revulsion at knife crime by co-operating fully with the gardai.”