The garda was hit with a metal baseball bat during a search on Ballyogan Avenue

A man has been arrested after gardaí were attacked during searches in Dublin last night.

Two gardaí attempted to search a man on Ballyogan Avenue in Dublin 18 at around 7.30pm.

During the search, a large crowd gathered outside a house.

One of the gardaí was hit with a metal baseball bat several times.

He suffered body, head and face injuries, and was taken to Tallaght Hospital - where he remains today.

Following the incident, searches took place at a house on Ballyogan Avenue after midnight - led by gardaí from Dun Laoghaire, with support from the Armed Support Unit.

One garda was bitten by a dog during the search, and was brought to hospital.

A man in his 50s was arrested, while a number of items were also seized.

The arrested man is currently being held at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.