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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Jordan on mend after near-miss with bus

The Dalkey-based filmmaker recently had surgery on his knee
The Dalkey-based filmmaker recently had surgery on his knee
Film director Neil Jordan on the ground after the incident on Dawson Street, Dublin
Film director Neil Jordan is attended to by passing members of the public
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain
Neil Jordan was apparently clipped by a No.15 Dublin Bus as he was crossing Dawson Street
Dublin Bus spokesperson said it was investigating the situation and intended to view CCTV footage

Laura Butler

DIRECTOR Neil Jordan spent the weekend recovering after a narrow escape with a bus while walking in Dublin.

The Dalkey-based filmmaker recently had surgery on his knee and suffered a setback on Friday when he was nearly clipped by a bus while crossing Dawson Street.

The 63-year-old behind 'Michael Collins' is understood to have been hospitalised afterwards.

Jordan, who is using crutches following the knee operation, was seen lying on the ground in the city centre after the incident. He was then spotted in a heated discussion with the driver.

A Dublin Bus spokesperson said it was investigating the situation and intended to view CCTV footage as well as interview the bus driver.

Sligo native Jordan is taking a break from promoting his latest movie 'Byzantium', starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton.

The award-winning director, who won the Best Screenplay Oscar in 1992 for 'The Crying Game', is due at the Irish premiere of 'Byzantium' at the IFI in Dublin on April 28.

Irish Independent

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