Published Monday, 19 November 2012
Ryan Doyle, from Leitrim, outside Castlewellan, was killed following an incident on a road in Perth.
According to local media, he died after falling from a vehicle in the early hours of Monday morning in the Belmont area.
It is thought he had been involved in a dispute with the taxi driver over the fare.
The family are very well known, the young Doyles have grown up here and been part of the local community in church and sport
Fr Peter McNeill
The 26-year-old driver has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, failing to stop and render assistance and failing to report, Perth Now has reported.
Mr Doyle was a keen GAA player for the local team in Leitrim and had gone to Australia around three years ago to find work.
He was living in the country along with his two brothers Ronan and Kevin.
Parish Priest Father Peter McNeill said he has just been to see the family in their home village.
"They are totally in shock, devastation and loss," he told UTV.
"The number of people who have been with them since this news came through has been huge, and we will be gathering in the local church for a mass."
The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin are providing consular assistance to Mr Doyle's family.
A memorial service will be held in the village for him on Wednesday evening.
It is expected to be a week before he will be repatriated to Northern Ireland.
© UTV News