A 31-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in Cork city in the early hours of this morning has been named as Mark Hanlon.
Hanlon, who was a local man, died from stab wounds to the chest at Cork University Hospital after he was rushed there by ambulance.
The post mortem took place this afternoon and Hanlon died as a result of a stab wound to his chest. The investigation was upgraded to murder after the results of the post mortem.
A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were arrested close to the scene and are being held at the Bridewell Garda Station in Cork.
The incident happened at Infirmary Road shortly after 2 am, yards from Garda district headquarters on Anglesea Street.
Hanlon was attending a party in the South Terrace apartment complex on Infirmary Road close to the city centre.
A row developed in the apartment and spilled out onto the street, when Hanlon was stabbed.
The area has been sealed off this morning, pending a forensic examination.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have information to contact them at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 – 4522000.
A man in his 30s remains in a serious condition after being attacked in Fairhill on Friday afternoon.