Gardai don’t believe that injured man was assaulted

Gardai say they do not now suspect that a young man found with head injuries in Rathmullan on Friday afternoon was assaulted.

The 19 year old was transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where he is recovering after treatment. He was found in what's been described as a "semi conscious" state near Batt's Lane on Friday afternoon, and had apparently been lying undiscovered for several hours.

There was speculation he may have been assaulted, possibly after a beach party on Thursday night. However, gardai now say while their investigation is continuing, they do not believe there was foul play involved.