Near the Odeon Cinema on the Malahide Road in Coolock, Co Dublin.
Marc Power was the victim of a pre-planned homophobic attack.
Gardai are currently investigating.
Last night, Marc wrote on Facebook:
I’ve just been the victim of a premeditated homophobic attack here in Dublin. Went to meet someone off Grindr. Was met with a group of teenage boys with weapons. They tried to kill me with these weapons. They were trying to hit me on the head with hammers.
They didn’t manage but I’m in the emergency room in hospital with facial injuries and my car was destroyed. I’m ok but fu**ing angry. I need to find out why Grindr allows violent scum to open accounts.