Two men have been injured after being assaulted in Galway city.
The separate assaults happened on Eglington Street in the early hours of Saturday morning between 1.30am and 2.30am.
A man in his 40s was seriously injured after he came to the aid of another man who was being assaulted.
He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway.
The second man, aged in his late 60s, received serious but non life-threatening injuries and did need to go to hospital.
Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses who came to the assistance of an injured man outside the Brown Thomas store to come forward.
They are also appealing to any motorists who may have dash cam footage - especially taxis who travelled the route between 1.30am and 2.30am - to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091-538-000, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.