A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for killing a man who assaulted and racially abused him.

Juraci Da Silva, 36, with an address at Park Lane Apartments in Waterford, was found guilty of the manslaughter of James 'Jay' Banville by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last month.

Mr Banville died from a single stab wound to the heart inflicted at New Street in Waterford in the early hours of 8 October 2016.

Mr Justice Michael White said it was a serious assault, but pointed out that Da Silva was also the victim of two assaults.

He also said the Brazilian man had come to Ireland to work hard, he had no family here and prison would be tough for him.

The judge sentenced the meat factory worker to eight years for the manslaughter charge and five years for producing a knife.

The sentences will run concurrently and were backdated to October last year when he was taken into custody.