The woman in her 30s was approached by a man in Clondalkin

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a robbery in Dublin left a woman in hospital with minor injuries.

Last Friday night a woman in her 30s was approached by a man near the Mill Park apartment complex on the Old Nangor Road in Clondalkin.

The man then attempted to take the woman's handbag, and stabbed her a number of times in the leg and hands during the attack.

The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made so far.