Last Sunday week, Siobhan Geraghty, a 35 year old mother and primary school teacher was left fighting for her life after taking a taxi from Harcourt Street in Dublin 2 to Lohunda Dale in Clonsilla, Dublin 15. Neighbours rushed to her aid after hearing a bang and looked out to see Siobhan in trouble. Siobhan had received serious injuries possibly from a hit and run and was taken to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and then transferred to Beaumont Hospital. Her condition at the time was described as critical.

Following extensive house to house enquiries and CCTV monitoring a male Taxi driver in his forties was arrested after his vehicle was spotted, following appeals, by security staff who alerted the Gardaí. The man was brought to Blanchardstown Garda Station for questioning and later released earlier this morning from custody as a file is prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

It is believed that following emergency surgery Siobhan's condition has not deteriorated further and she is now in a stable condition.

Gardaí say that investigations are ongoing and continue to appeal to anyone with information or who may have been in the Lohunda Estate / Ongar Distributor Road area between 3.15 am and 4.15 am on Sunday morning the 8th May 2016 to contact them at Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.