A brother and sister have been charged with the murder of 63-year-old Thomas Horan in Ringsend, Dublin.

Mr Horan was attacked and killed at his home at Cambridge Court, a senior citizens’ sheltered housing complex in Ringsend, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mr Horan's body was found in the bedroom of his ground floor apartment.

A 26-year-old man was tonight charged with the murder at Irishtown Garda Station.

His sister, who is ten years older, was charged just over an hour later, at Donnybrook Garda Station.

They both remain in garda custody pending their appearance before Dublin District Court tomorrow morning.