The funeral of the father of four who was killed in County Cork last week has begun.
Michael Foley was found dead at sheltered accommodation at Annville, Barret's Place in Macroom last Tuesday.
A care worker called to check on Michael Foley after neighbours expressed concern that he wasn't seen for a few days.
Gardaí launched a murder probe after a post mortem revealed that the 61 year old had suffered a violent death.
His requiem mass is taking place at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Clonakilty followed by a burial in St Mary's Cemetery in the town.
Michael Foley was described as an outgoing and pleasant man who liked to socialise with his friends at home.
He is survived by his father Mickey, daughters grandchildren and family.