Post mortem due on man who died following alleged assault in Killorglin

Gardai have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a 32-year-old man died following an alleged assault in Killorglin.

The assault took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The man, who has been named as Stephen O’Connor from Glencar and was in his early 30s, was assaulted at a fast food outlet at the Square in Killorglin at around 2.40 on Sunday morning.

He was initially taken to University Hospital in Kerry after the assault and then transferred to Cork University Hospital.

He subsequently died in hospital yesterday afternoon with a post mortem likely to take place today.

Gardai say the direction of their investigation will be based on the results of that post mortem.

Meanwhile anyone who was in the Square in Kilorglin from around half two on Sunday morning is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111