Gardaí have said they believe that a taxi driver who was badly beaten and stabbed to death over the weekend was brutally murdered after a row over a cross-border fare.
The victim of the attack Martin Mulligan aged 53, was horrifically discovered lying on the side of the Dundalk to Armagh road, 200 metres from his car, in Kilcurry, Co Louth on Sunday night early Monday morning. A spokesperson for the Gardai has said they are currently examining many leads in regards to the father of two’s brutal murder. Gardaí say they strongly believe that Mr Mulligan was attacked by a passenger after they refused to pay for their fare. They also say that Mr Mulligan could have been attacked by more than one person.
The spokesperson also said they are currently liaising with PSNI Detectives as they believe whoever was responsible has fled to the North. Meanwhile Supt Gerry Curley of Dundalk Garda station released a brief statement regarding the ongoing investigation saying: “We’ll be seeking assistance as it [the crime scene] is close to the border with Northern Ireland.”