An Irishman has died following an assault in the United States.
46-year-old Barry Whelan, who was originally from Dublin, received a blow to the head as he was standing near an ATM in Boston on St Patrick's Day.
He was placed on life support but has since passed away.
A murder investigtion has been launched.
Barry had been working as a carpenter in a suburb of the Massachusetts city.
His boss, John Marsoobian, told Boston 25 News he last spoke to him that same day.
"We talked [on] Friday afternoon about the fact that it was St Patrick's Day," he said.
"He wanted to just go have a Guinness.
"He was punched and fell backwards and he hit the ground".
"He was patient, he was hard-working, he worked six days a week and he never complained about anything.
"He would give you the shirt off his back.
"Barry lost his life as a hard-working person who paid his taxes, and was just out to have a couple of beers and celebrate St Patrick's Day," he added.