Noel Hill on the night of his assault on St Stephen’s Day, 2008

A Connemara builder has been sentenced to seven years in prison with the final three years suspended for an assault on traditional Irish musician Noel(...)

During the assault, Noel Hill was punched severely in the mouth and left eye. He was knocked to the ground where he was kicked in the head and body. He spent three weeks in hospital and underwent lengthy reconstructive surgery to his eye socket.

A Connemara builder will be sentenced in July for an assault on traditional Irish musician Noel Hill in a pub toilet on St Stephen’s night seven years(...)