A man who was given a severe beating before being found outside a house Wednesday morning has died in hospital.
The victim had been in critical condition in Naas hospital since being admitted but was pronounced dead this afternoon.
A major line of inquiry for gardai is that the man - understood to be Polish - was targeted in a row which stemmed from an incident at a house.
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A man in his 30s has been arrested and is being quizzed in garda custody at Newbridge Garda station.
He is being held under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
The scene at Piercetown is preserved for technical examination.
A post-mortem will take place on the man's body and its results will determine what direction it takes, however it is expected to be upgraded to murder.
A garda spokesman said: "Anyone with information that can assist Gardaí with this investigation are asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 440180, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station."
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