A 20 year old man has been charged with assault causing harm following a fatal incident in Tramore.
Niall Hewison, from Clarinwood in the town, appeared before a special sitting of Waterford District Court on Sunday afternoon.
The charges arise from an altercation which occured on Lower Strand Street in Tramore in the early hours of Saturday morning.
54 year old Edmund Rice was brought to University Hospital Waterford following the alleged assault, but died overnight.
Mr Hewison was granted bail on a bond of 300 euro by Judge Gerard Furlong, on condition that he surrender his passport, not leave the jurisdiction and sign on at Tramore Garda Station three times a week.
An additional condition of his bail is that he remain sober at all times.
He will appear again before Waterford District Court on July 25th.