A father-of-one has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to murder his wife by hitting her over her head with a hammer while she slept on her birthday.

Andrzej Benko, 42, from Ladyswell Road, Mulhuddart admitted hitting Joanna Benko on the head with a lump hammer on 5 July 2010 but denied attempted murder.

A jury found him guilty by a unanimous verdict last month.

His wife is no longer able to look after her son and will depend on full time care for the rest of her life