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.