A manhunt is under way in the US after an Irishman was killed outside a New York bar in a one-punch assault.
The 21-year-old was struck following a dispute outside the Gaslight Bar on Queens Boulevard at around 3.45am yesterday.
Detectives are investigating if the victim - whose identity has not been released - was punched once before hitting his head off the pavement.
It is understood the man is originally from Longford but had been living in the New York borough for some time.
A homicide investigation has been launched by the NYPD, which is attempting to track down the suspect.
A spokesman confirmed that the man died after being assaulted outside the Gaslight Bar.
"Police responded to a 911 call of a male assaulted in front of 43-17 Queens Boulevard, the Gaslight Bar, located within the confines of the 108 Precinct," the spokesman told the Herald.
"Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male lying on the ground, with trauma to the head.
"Emergency medical serv- ices also responded to the location and transported the male to Elmhurst Hospital Centre, where he was pronounced dead.
"A preliminary investigation determined that the male was punched in the head by an unknown male in front of the location, who then fled the scene on foot."
No arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing, the spokesman added.
CCTV footage from nearby bars is expected to be reviewed in a bid to identify the killer.
Separately, an Irishman has died suddenly in Perth, Australia.
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed last night that it was aware of both deaths and was providing consular assistance to the families of the two men.