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Investigation underway after woman is seriously assaulted in Stephen's Green

A section of the popular city park was closed off for a technical examination following the assault.
A section of the popular city park was closed off for a technical examination following the assault.

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious assault of a woman in Dublin today.

The incident occurred at approximately 3.30pm today in St Stephen's Green on the south side of the city. 

Gardai confirmed the assault and said a woman had been rushed to hospital following the attack, which occurred in broad daylight. 

Her condition is unknown, a spokesperson said, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

A section of the popular city park was closed off for a technical examination following the assault.

It has since been reopened but the scene is being preserved. 

A man has been arrested in relation to the assault and he is being held at Pearse Street Garda Station.

Gardai said the investigation is still ongoing and they are appealing for witnesses.