TRIBUTES have been paid to a Cork father of two from Aghada who was stabbed in front of his wife while waiting for a taxi in the Australian city of Perth.
32-year-old Charlie McCarthy was living in Perth, with his Australian wife Nicole and their two children Ciara (5) and Niall (2).
Mr McCarthy has been out with his wife, when he became involved in an incident with two men at a taxi rank on December 23.
It is understood Mr McCarthy was stabbed in the temple and rushed to hospital, where he was placed on life support.
His brother Daniel flew over to be at his bedside, along with other family members, when the life support was switched off yesterday.
A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm following the incident and is due to appear in court again on January 3.
East Cork County Councillor Danielle Twomey, who knows the McCarthy family said Charlie was a lovely man. “He was very quiet but popular. The whole community was very fond of him,” she told the Evening Echo.
“It is very sad what happened. The whole community is behind his family here in Cork.
”The Aghada parish also offered their condolences to Mr McCarthy saying their thoughts were with the family.“So sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie McCarthy of Upper Aghada who lived in Perth with his young family. Let us keep his family in Perth and here at home in Aghada in our prayers.”
His Cousin Lorna Stinson commented on Facebook that Charlie had been taken too soon.