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Gardai investigating murder of innocent taxi driver appeal for witness

Martin Mulligan
Martin Mulligan

Innocent taxi driver Martin Mulligan was viciously knifed and left to bleed to death on the side of an isolated road in Kilcurry, Co Louth on Monday the 28th of September.

Gardai in Dundalk who are investigating the senseless murder have renewed their appeal for anyone with any information to contact them.

They are particularly keen to speak to any motorist who travelled the Dublin to Armagh Road between 1am and 3.30am on the 28th of September.

Gardai would also like to speak to anyone who may have travelled in Mr Mulligan’s cab that night, particularly those who were in the Cran More/Kilcurry area between 1am and 3.30am.

Anyone with any information is asked contact the incident room at Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800666111 or any Garda Station.

The father of two may have been stabbed after he chased more than one assailant who tried to flee from his taxi during the early hours of Monday the 28th of September.

The possibility that the attackers fled to Northern Ireland is being examined and detectives have sought the help of the PSNI in their murder investigation.

Mr Mulligan, from Lower Point Road, Dundalk, is survived by his wife Grainne, and his two daughters, Sharon and Shauna.

The 53-year-old was viciously stabbed a number of times, and had injuries to his stomach and leg.

Supt Gerry Curley of Dundalk Garda station said:

“We’ll be seeking assistance as it [the crime scene] is close to the border with Northern Ireland”.

Detectives were last night conducting door-to-door inquiries in the vicinity of where the body was found.