Gardaí are investigating an assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Carrigaline.
"At approximately 1:10am, a man was allegedly assaulted by a number of persons (reported to be youths) in the Weston View/Glenwood Court area," a Garda spokesperson said.
"The man, aged in his 40s, sustained facial injuries during the assault that did not require hospital treatment at the time."
A technical examination of the scene has been carried out.
No arrests have been made to date in connection with this assault. Investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this assault and for anyone with information to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.