Galway man dies following assault in Australia

Sunday 29 December 2013 22.07
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Thomas Keaney was attacked in perth on 17 December
Thomas Keaney was attacked in perth on 17 December
Mr Keaney worked in an Irish bar in Northbridge
Mr Keaney worked in an Irish bar in Northbridge
He died at Royal Perth Hospital with his parents by his side
He died at Royal Perth Hospital with his parents by his side

A 23-year-old Galway man has died from injuries he sustained in an assault in Perth in Australia shortly before Christmas.

Thomas Keaney was struck on the side of the head in a "one-punch" attack on 17 December.

The attack came after an altercation broke out outside a fast food restaurant in the Northbridge area of Perth.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he passed away last night.

His parents, Thomas and Anne Keaney, travelled to Perth on St Stephen's Day to be with him.

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody until 13 January over the incident, following a hearing yesterday at Perth Magistrates' Court.

Mr Keaney worked in an Irish bar in Northbridge.