Republic of Ireland footballer probed over 'assault'

An Irish international footballer is being investigated over an alleged assault at a nightclub in Dublin.

An injured man was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning with a broken nose and teeth after an incident at the Buck Whaley's nightspot, police said.

The footballer, who has not been named, plays for a club in the UK and has also played at international level for the Republic of Ireland.

A Gardai source said: "It is alleged that it was an unprovoked attack. We are treating this very seriously."