The charges follow the death of a 66 year old man

Two Irish men have been charged with murdering a man in Australia.

The pair had previously been charged with assaulting the 66 year old in Sydney on December 29th.

The charges were upgraded to murder, after the man lost his fight for life in hospital.

The men are aged 21 and 24, and remain in the custody of New South Wales police.

They are due to appear before a court on Wednesday.