The victim of an assault in Limerick last month has died in hospital.
The man, who was in his early 40s, received serious head injuries after intervening in a fight between a group of people on Hyde Road in the city on the 11th of May.
The deceased man is understood to have gone to the assistance of a person being assaulted outside a pub on Hyde Road around 10.45 pm on Sunday May the 11th.
He was brought to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle for treatment to a head injury he received after being struck by an object on the back of the head.
He was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit at Cork University Hospital where he died early this morning.
The man has not yet been named but it is known he was local to the Hyde Road area of Limerick City.
Gardai say an intensive investigation is being pursued and they have questioned a number people in relation to the assault and reviewed CCTV footage of the area.
A Post Mortem will be carried out tomorrow.