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.