Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted and seriously injured in Cork City.
The woman, who is in her 30s, was discovered on Railway Street at around 9:30 pm last night.
Emergency services attened the scene, and then transferred her to Cork University Hospital.
Her injuries have been described as serious.
The scene was preserved and examined by Gardai, while CCTV footage has also been obtained.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have been in Kent Railway Station, Railway Street, Alfred Street and Andersons Quay between 8pm and 10pm to contact them.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.