Gardai are appealing for witnesses

A woman in her 50's is recovering in hospital after being knocked down by a taxi in Dublin overnight.

She was struck by the car just before 1am on the Leinster Road in Rathmines.

The woman remains in St James Hospital this morning - the extent of her injuries are not known at this stage.

The road was closed for a time this morning to allow investigators examine the scene but has since reopened.

Gardai in Rathmines Garda Station are appealing for witnesses.