Garda taxi driver appeal after Phoenix Park gig death

21-year-old passenger died after Swedish House Mafia concert last summer

Concertgoers at Phoenix Park last year. Gardai have appealed for a taxi driver who gave a lift to three men from last summer’s Swedish House Mafia concert, Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concertgoers at Phoenix Park last year. Gardai have appealed for a taxi driver who gave a lift to three men from last summer’s Swedish House Mafia concert, Photograph: Aidan Crawley

 

Gardaí have appealed for a taxi driver who gave a lift to three men from last summer’s Swedish House Mafia concert, one of whom later died.

The 21-year-old and his two companions had left the concert in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on July 7th through the Ashtown Gate.

They tried to hail a taxi on the Navan road for a period of time, at some stage between 11.30pm and 1.30am.

Gardaí believe they were trying to hail a taxi from the Dublin city side of the Ashtown roundabout.

When they hailed a taxi it brought them to the Rosse Court area of Lucan. The 21-year-old then complained of being ill, an ambulance was called and he was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown. He died there a short time later.

Gardaí today appealed for the driver of the taxi who picked up the three men to contact Blanchardstown Garda station on 01-6667000 to assist with the investigation.

Last summer’s July 7th concert was marred by drunkenness and anti-social behaviour both inside and outside the venue.