An Irish dad-of-two has passed away following a stabbing in Perth, Australia. The young man from Cork was named as Charles John McCarthy.


The dad, who was described as “a genuinely nice man”, was stabbed in the head after an argument broke out between two fishermen.


Mr. McCarthy was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but he later passed away with his family by his bedside.



The 32-year-old was originally from Agadha in East Cork. The local town is said to be devastated by his tragic death.


Local man, Darren Lee told the Independent, “This has shaken the whole community. Charlie and Nicole had made a good life for themselves over there. Wherever Charlie went, he made friends.”


Agadha Parish expressed their sympathies on Twitter, “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.”


We are thinking of Charlie’s wife Nicole and two children- five-year-old Ciara and two-year-old Niall during this harrowing time.