Man makes plea for passport lost between Dublin Airport and city centre
A businessman has promised a reward for his missing passport, which he lost between Dublin Airport and the city centre.
Peter Sands is now asking taxi drivers at Dublin Airport to check their cabs as he is due to go on a long-arranged family trip in several days' time and needs his passport.
Mr Sands, who is based in the UK, told independent.ie he has applied for an emergency airport, but the Home Office in the UK have told him it will take seven days for him to receive one, and it won't be in time for his trip which is scheduled for Saturday.
"It's a long shot [finding the passport]... but I'm desperate," he said.
Mr Sands arrived in Dublin last Friday morning from the UK, and flew home on Friday evening.
He got a taxi from the Airport taxi rank to Talbot Street for a business meeting.
On the way back to the airport, he booked a taxi for the trip. He has since made contact with the cab company, which took him back to the airport, who say they have not come across the passport.
The building in which Mr Sands had his meeting has been searched, but has thrown up no sign of the missing passport.
If anybody finds the passport, they are asked to drop it in to Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, and an award has been promised.