A 49-year-old man, who sustained severe head injuries in Dublin following a so-called 'one punch attack' ten days ago, has died in hospital.

Jason Kearney, who was originally from Dundalk in Co Louth, was confronted by a man at Seville Place in Dublin's north inner city at 2.50am on Wednesday 2 September.

The man was awoken by noise and suspected a burglary at his home.

Mr Kearney received a blow to the head, fell and hit his head on the ground.

The householder called emergency services and subsequently presented himself to gardaí for interview.

Gardaí at Store Street say they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

They have not made any arrests but are following a definite line of inquiry.

Mr Kearney had problems with drink and drugs and previous convictions for possession of a gun, burglary and dangerous driving causing death.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01-6668000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.