A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man he stabbed more than 100 times.

Criostoir MacCarthaigh, of An Gleann, Baile Phamar, (Palmerstown), had pleaded not guilty to murdering David Whyte in Dublin between 24 and 26 September 2008.

However, a jury found him guilty today.

The victim's family said afterwards that he was an innocent man attacked on his way home.

They said they did not know why MacCarthaigh killed Mr Whyte.