Tuesday 12 December 2017

Gardai arrest man (22) on suspicion of the murder of taxi driver Martin Mulligan

Scene where taxi driver Martin Mulligan was discovered (Photo: Martin Mulligan)
Scene where taxi driver Martin Mulligan was discovered (Photo: Martin Mulligan)
Mr Martin Mulligan (53) who was found dead near his taxi car in the early hours of this morning
The scene in Kilcurry, Dundalk, where the body of a man in his mid-50s was discovered

Elaine Keogh

Gardai have arrested a 22 year old man on suspicion of the murder of taxi-driver Martin Mulligan last year.

The body of Mr Mulligan (53) was found close to his taxi at Carnmore, Dundalk on 28th September, 2015.

The man was arrested tonight in Dundalk and is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Last month gardai thanked the public for their assistance and said that  “significant progress” has been made in the investigation.

They also said they wanted to  talk to two women who he picked up at the taxi rank on Crowe Street in Dundalk town centre at 12.22am less than 3 hours before his body was found.

The popular taxi driver and coal-man, was from Waterview, Lower Point Road in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Mr Martin Mulligan (53) who was found dead near his taxi car in the early hours of this morning
Mr Martin Mulligan (53) who was found dead near his taxi car in the early hours of this morning

At an inquest, the cause of death was reported as stab wounds to the abdomen and right thigh, with injuries to the right aorta and femoral artery.

The inquest was adjourned as gardaí said their investigation was continuing.

Mr Mulligan's remains are removed from the scene
Mr Mulligan's remains are removed from the scene

Mr Mulligan's widow Gráinne was present for the inquest hearing and was comforted by family members afterwards.

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