A 31 year old man is in a critical but stable condition at Letterkenny General Hospital following an incident on Friday night in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny.
Gardai say they were called to a melee shortly after 11 o'clock in the Glenard Park area, and found the injured man on the ground. He had sustained a serious head injury, possibly from a slash hook. Another man was also brought to hospital with less serious injuries, he later discharged himself.
Two men were subsequenty arrested and charged under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The men, aged 37 and 31 are due in court in Letterkenny tomorrow.
In a follow up operation, local gardai backed by armed members of the Regional Support Unit yesterday carried out a number of searches at three houses in the Long Lane area, and a number of weapons were recovered.