A council worker left fighting for his life after a row outside a pub has died.
Pat Deasy, from Mahon in Cork, was the fourth victim of violent attacks to have died across Ireland in recent days.
The 57-year-old had been in a critical condition since the early hours of Saturday morning when he was admitted to hospital with serious head injuries.
The husband and father passed away with his family at his bedside at University Hospital Cork on Monday afternoon.
Mr Deasy worked in the parks department of Cork City council.
It is believed he fell to the ground during a fight outside Red Cove Inn in Mahon, where local punters had been celebrating a birthday.
Meanwhile, gardai are trying to trace the final movements of Sligo pensioner Eugene Gillespie, who was left to die in his home after he was viciously assaulted and tied up.
A team of 30 officers are investigating the murder of the popular 68-year-old, who had lain with his brutal injuries for up to two days before he was found on Friday night at his house on Old Market Street - just 100 metres from the town's Garda station.
Gardai believe he was attacked during an aggravated burglary some time between Wednesday and Friday night and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Elsewhere, 26-year-old convicted criminal Gerard Eglington was gunned down in a gangland-style attack at his home in Co Laois, while a man was charged with the murder of his former partner, mother-of-two Anna Finnegan.