Two men in their 20s have been arrested after a taxi was hijacked and the driver threatened at knifepoint in Limerick city over the weekend.

The taxi was hailed by two men in the Dooradoyle area after 10pm on Saturday night.

They asked the driver to go to a number of destinations in Limerick city and county.

They produced a knife at Cratloe Woods, threatened the driver and demanded to be taken back to the city.

The men left the taxi driver at Dooradoyle and then drove off in the direction of Garryowen Rugby Club.

The taxi driver was traumatised but otherwise not physically hurt.

The two men arrested are being held at Roxboro Garda Station.