A Sligo man, who was on life support following a burglary at his home earlier this year, has regained consciousness.
73-year old Tom Niland was left in a coma after being attacked in his home at Skreen, Co Sligo on 18th January last.
He suffered life-threatening injuries while his home was ransacked.
His cousin Michael has told the Irish Daily Star that they feared for Tom's life, but he has made a remarkable recovery, as he is now conscious and aware of his surroundings in hospital.
Two Mayo men have been charged in connection with the aggravated burglary.