Investigations are ongoing after a man was allegedly attacked in his own home in a small village in east Co. Kerry earlier this week, according to An Garda Síochána.

The incident occurred yesterday in Gneeveguilla, near Rathmore in the east of the county.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí in Rathmore are investigating an alleged assault that occurred yesterday afternoon, Thursday 4th February, 2021.

At approximately 12:30pm Gardaí were alerted to an injured man [in his] early 50s at his home in Gneeveguilla, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.

“The emergency services and Gardaí attended and the injured man was removed to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

“He remains in a serious condition but his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening,” the Garda spokesperson said.

A similar incident occurred last weekend when an aggravated burglary of a house in rural Co. Kildare left a man in his 60s in hospital.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí in Kildare are appealing for witnesses in relation to an aggravated burglary that occurred at a domestic residence in the Duneany area of Monasterevin, Co. Kildare [on] Saturday, January 30.

Two males entered the residence and assaulted the owner of the house. The owner, a male aged in his 60s, received serious injuries as a result of the assault and is currently receiving treatment in Naas General Hospital.

The Garda statement noted that a number of items were taken from the property during the incident, and Gardaí believe the suspected offenders fled the scene in a car.

“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Duneany and Kildangan areas of Monasterevin, Co. Kildare [Saturday] evening between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00pm to contact them.