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Stolen taxi returned to father of three

A reader of TheJournal.ie got in touch to say he spotted the car and contacted the gardaí.

Image: James Horan via Photocall Ireland

A TAXI WHICH was stolen from a family home in Dublin on Tuesday morning has been returned to its owner.

Christy Mahon from Ballycullen went on RTÉ’s Liveline to appeal for the public’s help in finding his taxi.

He described how he was unsure what to do or how to provide for his family as he couldn’t work without it.

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.

The silver C5 Citroen was thankfully found in an estate in Tallaght yesterday.

A reader of TheJournal.ie spotted the car and contacted the gardaí. He said:

I happened to see the car with reg no 06 D 89799 near my home in Russell Square, Tallaght yesterday and dialled the Garda who confirmed it is indeed the vehicle reported stolen. They arrived at around 2 pm yesterday and were at the site until it was towed away at 4.30 pm. Gardaí told me they’ve contacted the owner of the vehicle.

Mahon is delighted to have his taxi back and told TheHerald:

There is an awful lot more good people out there than there is bad.

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