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Father of three appeals for his stolen taxi to be returned

Christy Mahon described how the break-in has been particularly distressing because his youngest son is a Type 1 diabetic and has narcolepsy.

Image: Wanderley Massafelli via Photocall Ireland

A FATHER OF three from Dublin is appealing for his stolen taxi to be returned.

Christy Mahon from Ballycullen is worried about how he’ll provide for his family after his taxi was taken from his home between 5am and 8am yesterday morning.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Liveline, Mahon said he was in his house with his wife and three sons when the break-in happened but that nobody heard anything suspicious.

“They took €300 I had in bills, they took €120 from my wife’s bag, they took her mobile phone which had a lot of different numbers on it that we needed for medical reasons.

The main thing they took was my taxi…That’s the most important thing because without the taxi I can’t work.

Mahon described how his youngest son – 13-year-old Alex – is a Type 1 diabetic and has narcolepsy. He said his son developed the disease after receiving a swine flu vaccine.

His wife’s phone was stolen and it had a lot of medical contacts that she needed for her son.


The car is a silver C5 Citroen hatchback with a registration number 06 D 89799

Mahon said he went around different estates searching for his taxi but couldn’t see it anywhere.

“The guards said it could be shipped out of the country.

I don’t know what to do, I don’t know whether I go to the social services or who I go to. I’m self employed so I don’t even know if I get anything there or how long it would take.

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