Sunday 23 October 2016

Gardai renew witness appeal following brutal death of taxi driver

Louise Kelly & Robin Schiller

Published 01/10/2015 | 13:37

Gardai investigating the brutal murder of 53-year-old taxi driver have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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Martin Mulligan was violently stabbed to death on September 28 following an altercation in Dundalk in Co Louth.

It is understood that the row initially broke out in the Kilcurry area over an unpaid taxi fare.

Gardaí believe the 53-year-old victim gave chase to more than one assailant after they fled from his vehicle in an attempt to dodge a fare.

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A knife was subsequently produced and Mr Mulligan was stabbed a number of times.

Gardai are particularly keen to speak to any motorist who travelled the Dublin to Armagh Road between 1am and 3.30am on Monday morning. 

Mr Mulligan's removal is to take place tomorrow morning to St Joseph's Redemptorist Church at 11am.

The church is a short distance from the home he shared with his wife Grainne and their two daughters, Shauna and Sharon.

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