Gardai say they have arrested two people following an assault in Portlaoise last month.
A man is understood to have undergone surgery for facial injuries in St James’s Hospital following the serious assault March 24.
A garda spokesperson said: “Two males have been arrested and are currently detained for an assault of a young man on March 24.
“Both are from Laois. One is a juvenile and the other is 18-years-old.”
The assault happened at 15.10 on Saturday afternoon close to Laois County Council offices.
The injured party is 19-years old.
The victim received significant facial injuries in the assault.
The fact that the assault occurred during daylight hours was even more shocking.