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Man arrested in connection with murder of taxi driver Martin Mulligan

Martin Mulligan
Martin Mulligan

Gardai have arrested a 22-year-old man this evening in connection with the murder of taxi driver Martin Mulligan.

Gardai arrested a man, 22 years, this evening in connection with the investigation into the murder of Martin Mulligan which occurred in Dundalk on September 28, 2015.

The body of 53-year-old Mr Mulligan was found close to his taxi at Carnmore, Dundalk on the date in question.

The man was arrested in the Dundalk area 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.

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 gardai said their investigation was continuing.