A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the alleged fatal assault of an Irish man in New York in the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.

25-year-old Steven O'Brien, of 42nd Street, Queens, New York appeared in court in Queens on Friday night charged with assault.

Bail was set at $25,000 bond and $25,000 cash. 

He is due to appear in court again on 4 January. 

Danny McGee, from Co Longford, was found lying unresponsive on the ground outside the Gaslight Bar in Queens shortly before 4am on Thursday morning.

The 21-year-old was rushed to the Elmhurst Hospital Center but was later pronounced dead.