I simply won't have it that this is an acceptable punishment. If you assault someone to the point that they nearly die, you deserve a very long stretch if not life in gaol. It goes without saying that if the victim does die, you get the same punishment.
And what about this man, Liam Danial Sweeney, with influential parents who could afford the best barrister. He glassed someone in the face and did not even receive a gaol term.
I would welcome any attempt to tell me why such assaults should not result in life imprisonment. These are not crimes of passion, or domestic arguments, which should also be viewed seriously. They are not petty crimes. They are violent and often random and unprovoked assault and just should not be tolerated by society. The police put in the hard work to get a conviction against someone who commits a violent crime, and the perpetrator gets the proverbial slap on the wrist.