Irishman in 'one-punch' attack in Australia due home next month on first trip here in three years
AN Irish man critically injured in a 'one-punch' attack in Sydney was due back home next month, his first trip to his native Cork in three years.
Jason Cierans (29) from Cork, was hospitalised after he was allegedly punched to the ground by Adrian Gabriel Martinez (30).
His parents Declan and Stephanie and their younger son Jamie arrived in the country yesterday to be by his bedside.
His grandmother Catherine Cierans said the whole family is praying for his recovery, and the incident has come as a 'terrible shock'.
Speaking to RTE News, Ms Cierans said Jason was due home in Cork on holidays next month - but that the family are now just anxiously waiting for news.
Jason emigrated to Australia to work in the construction industry at the beginning of the recession.
Meanwhile Argentinian man Adrian Gabriel Martinez has been charged with recklessly causing grievously bodily harm to the young Irish man outside the Tea Gardens pub in Bondi Junction at 1am on Saturday morning.
It is understood the incident happened after a row over jumping a queue.