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Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint





A man is in garda custody today after a taxi driver was robbed in Dublin city late last night.

The driver, a man in his 40s, contacted gardai from Cork Street in the south inner city just before midnight to say his mobile phone and cash had been robbed.

He told gardai the culprit brandished a knife and threatened him during the ordeal.

In a follow-up search gardai arrested a man in his 30s in a car on Rialto Street, not far from where the robbery occurred.

They recovered a phone and a quantity of cash believed to belong to the taxi driver. He was being questioned in Kevin Street Garda Station today.


Meanwhile, a man who was attacked with an axe and a knife in his north Dublin home yesterday evening is recovering in hospital today.

The incident happened at Palmer Court in Rush at 8pm.

Gardai said three men and two women entered the house and the victim was attacked and sustained injuries to his chest, leg and right side.

He was taken to Beaumont Hospital after the attack and his injuries are described as not life threatening.

No arrests have yet been made and gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.