• Emergency services are attending the scene of a 3-car collision in Castlebar.

     The collision has occurred on the Westport Road roundabout, and is leading to significant delays on the N5 Westport road out of Castlebar.



  • Gardai in Castlerea are appealing for witnesses following an incident in the town last Saturday morning.

    Gardai were alerted to a man driving a vehicle at speed through the town shortly before 8am on Saturday morning.

    Gardai proceeded to follow the vehicle, which then collided with a wall at the junction of Barrack Street and Church Road.

    The driver fled the scene on foot.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact them  at 094 - 96 21630.


  • The Clonbur to Cloughbrack road in Co Galway remains closed to traffic, following a single-vehicle collision this morning.

    A truck overturned on the road shortly before 9am.

    Emergency services have attended the scene, and Gardai say the Clonbur-Cloughbrack road will remain closed for some time.



  • The Emergency services are at the scene of a road collision on the Ballinrobe road outside Castlebar.

    The collision occurred about a mile out the Ballinrobe road from Castlebar, just before 8am this morning and is causing some disruption to traffic.

    Gardai say the scene should be cleared shortly.

  • Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the Headford Road ( N84).

    The collision occurred about 8am this morning at the Curragh Line.

    Gardaí say the road will be closed for a time while the crash is dealt with.

    Motorists are advised to take an alternative route where possible.


    The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city.

    There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result.

    There are no further details available as yet this evening.

  • Motorists are advised that traffic is down to one lane on the Kiltimagh road (R320), Swinford, close to Applegreen service station at present following a road collision.
    Emergency services are at the scene.
    There are no further details available, but you are advised to take an alternative route, if possible.
  • Emergency services are attending the scene of a crash on the N5 Castlebar-Westport road.

    The 2-vehicle collision occurred near the Tip Top filling station and Gardai and ambulance crews are at the scene.

    Motorists can expect delays between Castlebar and Westport for a time.




  • The N5 at Carrabawn, Swinford has re-opened to traffic in the past few minutes (1pm) following a fatal collision yesterday afternoon.

    A car and lorry collided on the N5, near the Applegreen store, just before 4pm.

    The 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He has been named locally as Frank Walsh , Treeneure, Kiltimagh.

    A passenger in the car, a man in his twenties, was taken by ambulance from the scene to Mayo University Hospital. His injuries are described as not life threatening.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080.

  • Gardai attended the scene of a minor collision in Castlebar town centre this morning.

    It's understood two cars were involved in a crash at the junction of Main Street and Market Square.

    Gardai say no injuries were sustained in the incident.


  • Gardai are investigating a single vehicle collision in Loughrea in Co Galway, in which a man died yesterday.

    The collision occurred at approximately 8am yesterday morning on Barrack Street, Loughrea when a car collided with a steel barrier. The male driver, who was aged 77 years was assisted from the car by passer-bys and they performed CPR on the man.

    He was taken by ambulance to Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the collision.

    Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

  • Over 50 incidents on Irish railways, including a collision between and train and truck in Co Mayo, were examined by inspectors from the Railway Accident Investigation Unit last year.

    The unit's annual report shows a total of 52 preliminary examinations of serious accidents and other incidents on the rail network were carried out last year - 12 more than the previous year.

    A full investigation was carried out into an incident at Cartron level crossing in Mayo which occurred just over a year ago.

    At 8.47am on 17th August last, a Mayo County Council truck drove through the level crossing, as the Ballina to Dublin goods train was approaching - the train collided with the truck, and the council truck was thrown clear of the train and into an adjacent ditch.

    Both the truck and train driver were taken to Mayo University Hospital for treatment following the collision.

    The annual report shows that, of the 14 collisions recorded last year, five involved Luas trams.


  • Gardai in Salthill are investigating a serious road traffic collision that occurred on at Inverin on Sunday.

    The collision between a minibus and a 20-year-old male pedestrian occurred at approximately 11.05pm on Sunday night on the Inverin to Carroe road at Tully.

    The male pedestrian was seriously injured and taken to University Hospital Galway by ambulance for treatment.

    The driver of the minibus was uninjured in the collision.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have been on that stretch of road between 10.50pm to 11.15pm to contact them in Salthill Garda station on 091 514720, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

  • A Man was taken to Sligo University Hospital yesterday evening after he was involved in a two vehicle collision outside Ballaghaderreen.

    The crash occurred between two cars at Tallaghan, between the Bishop’s Palace and Edmondstown Cross, on the Ballaghaderreen to Gurteen Road.

    Its believed the man’s injuries are not life threatening.

  • One man was taken to hospital following a single-vehicle collision on the outskirts of Castlerea last night.

    The collision occurred at about 11.30pm, when a van collided with the railway bridge on the N60, on the Ballinlough side of Castlerea.

    Emergency services attended the scene, and the van driver was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital.



  • Mayo's Road Safety Officer narrowly escaped a head-on collision earlier this week, and is warning of the dangers of driver distraction.

    Noel Gibbons was driving at the Curraghline in Galway when he saw a car crossing over the white line on the road and heading towards him.

    To avoid a head-on crash, Mr Gibbons took immediate action, resulting in a front-side impact and his car ended up in a ditch.

    While he did not sustain serious injured, he admitted he was shaken by the incident.

    The Road Safety Officer believes the other driver may have been distracted while using a mobile phone or some other device, and says the outcome would have been a lot more serious if a cyclist or pedestrian was involved.

    This is Road Safety Week, and Noel Gibbons told Midwest News that he's releasing dash-cam footage of the incident to highlight the dangers of drivers being distracted

  • The N17 road between Knock and Claremorris has fully reopened, following an earlier collision.

    Two cars were involved in a crash near the Barnacarroll junction shortly before 10am.

    Gardai, ambulance and fire personnel attended the scene.

    The drivers of both cars were taken to hospital as a precaution, and traffic was reduced to one lane for a time.

    Gardai say the road has now fully reopened.



  • Gardai say no-one was injured in a collision on the N5 at Bohola earlier this afternoon.

    A truck and car were involved in a collision at about 1.30 near Bohola Post Office.

    Emergency services attended the scene, and Gardai say the road was cleared shortly after 3.30 with no serious injuries sustained.


  • The N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Frenchpark re-opened to traffic again last night following a three vehicle collision at about 6.15 yesterday evening, at Portaghard, Frenchpark.

    Emergency services attended the scene of the collision and a man in his sixties was removed by air ambulance to University Hospital Galway with what were described as “serious injuries”.

    No one else sustained injuries in the collision.

    The road remained closed to traffic for some hours, and re-opened again about 11pm.

  • A female pedestrian was taken to hospital this afternoon following a collision on Doctors Road, Ballyhaunis.

    It appears the woman was walking from the Annagh Medical Centre towards Main Street, when she was struck by a van shortly after midday.

    The pedestrian was treated at the scene by local doctors, and the emergency services attended the scene, including the air ambulance.

    The elderly woman was taken by ground ambulance to Mayo University Hospital with what are described as "significant but not life threatening" injuries.

    The collision occurred close the junction of Main St and Doctors Road.