Gardaí are investigating a stabbing incident that is reported to have occurred in Eyre Square, Galway City last night.
The alleged stabbing took place at approximately 10:20pm on Thursday night.
A main in his 20s suffered multiple apparent stab wounds, and was taken to University Hospital Galway.
A garda spokesperson said that his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Garda arrested a man, aged in his 40s, nearby and he was taken to Galway Garda station.
He has been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
A knife has also been recovered by Gardaí and is subject to analysis.
Investigations are ongoing.