Thursday 22 February 2018

Murder probe after man found dead in Cork flat

A murder inquiry was under way today after a taxi driver was found dead in his flat.

The 62-year-old, named locally as Michael Healy, suffered head injuries at the home in Cork city.

The flat in Rockspring, St Luke's, was sealed off for a technical examination.

The dead man, who lived alone, is believed to have been originally from Tipperary but had been in Cork for more than 30 years.

He was a taxi driver for most of that time and worked night shifts for cab companies in the city centre.

A preliminary post-mortem examination was carried out at Cork University Hospital.

Mr Healy's body was discovered in his upstairs flat - one of 10 in an old terraced house converted into flats.

It is understood he was found by a family member who called at the home yesterday morning after he had not been seen for several days.

Door-to-door inquiries were being carried out in the St Luke's and Montenotte areas of Cork in a bid to trace the dead man's last movements.

Mr Healy was well known locally and a familiar face in taxi circles in the city centre. He was known to have worked for cab firms around the Mac Curtain Street area.

Press Association

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