Published Thursday, 01 November 2012
Gardaí are investigating the incident in Galway. (© Getty)
The man, who is in his 20s, was socialising at a nightclub on Abbeygate Street in the early hours of Thursday morning when the incident happened.
He was rushed to University College Hospital Galway where he remains in a critical condition.
A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said they were investigating.
Elsewhere in the Republic, a 12-year-old boy received second degree burns to his face, neck and hands after a firework hit him in Tallaght, Dublin.
A 26-year-old woman received facial injuries in a separate incident in Tallaght after an explosion at a bonfire.
Dublin Fire Brigade received 1,600 calls over the Halloween period - 174 of these were to tackle fires in the city.
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