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Thursday 25 December 2014

Neil Jordan floored by near-miss with Dublin bus

Oscar winning writer Neil Jordan
Oscar winning writer Neil Jordan

Director Neil Jordan spent the weekend recovering after a narrow escape with a bus while walking in Dublin.

The Dalkey-based filmmaker recently had surgery on his knee and suffered a setback on Friday when he was nearly clipped by a bus while crossing Dawson Street.

The 63-year-old behind 'Michael Collins' is understood to have been hospitalised afterwards.

Jordan, who is using crutches following the knee operation, was seen lying on the ground in the city centre after the incident. He was then spotted in a heated discussion with the driver.

A Dublin Bus spokesperson said it was investigating the situation and intended to view CCTV footage as well as interview the bus driver.

Sligo native Jordan is taking a break from promoting his latest movie 'Byzantium', starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton.

The award-winning director, who took home the Best Screenplay Oscar in 1992 for 'The Crying Game', is due to appear at the Irish premiere of 'Byzantium' in Dublin's IFI on April 28.

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