Updated: 10/05/17 : 08:28:26
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Dublin nightclub assault victim dies

A 34-year-old man seriously injured during an incident in Dublin on Sunday has died in hospital.

Christy Fitzgerald passed away last night in Beaumont Hospital after his life support was switched off.

Gardaí are continuing to question a man in relation to the altercation which happened outside the Wright Venue nightclub in Swords at Airside in Swords.

The victim's body will be removed today to the City Mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

The office of the State Pathologist and Coroner have been notified.

Gardaí are continuing to detain and question a man, who was known to the victim, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Swords Garda Station as part of the investigation.

They are also renewing their appeal for witnesses and in particular would like to speak anybody who may have witnessed an incident between two men outside the night club between 3am and 3.30am.

Mr Fitzgerald's family had also suffered two previous tragedies. His brother was shot dead 17 years ago, while an uncle was gunned down in a cold-blooded murder a year later, in 2001.

The weekend attack on was caught on CCTV, as was footage of the main suspect getting into a taxi nearby. The suspect arrested yesterday, aged in his early 30s, was detained at Swords Garda Station for questioning.