• A motorcyclist has died in a road crash in Co Galway.

    His bike and a car collided on the R336 between Inverin and Spiddal yesterday evening around 8pm.

    The motorcyclist, aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The occupants of the car, a man and woman in their 20s, were taken to Galway University Hospital as a precaution.

    Gardai are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

  • A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after his bike collided with a bridge on the Partry to Westport road on Saturday evening.

    The single vehicle impact occurred at Derrin Bridge.

    The injured male was flown to University Hospital Galway where he is said to be making a good recovery.

  • A motorcyclist  was detected yesterday travelling 198 km/h on the N5, at Drummindoo, Westport – as gardai crackdown on speed across the country this Christmas and New Year.

    As part of the Road Safety campaign more than 100,000 vehicles were monitored by safety cameras yesterday and just under 500 vehicles nationally were detected driving in excess of the speed limit.

    A motorist in the R446 IN Ballinasloe was caught travelling at 116km/h in an 80 km zone.

    The gardai say they wish to thank the vast majority of drivers who drive responsibly on the roads, however, there remains many who do not.

    Speeding they say is a major factor in fatal road collisions and are appealing to road users to slow down and save lives.

  • The motorcyclist who died in a road collision outside Ballyhaunis on Wednesday has been named as David Fitzpatrick from Cloonfad and originally from Dromineen, Claremorris.

    David’s motorcycle collided with a car on the N83 at Johnstown, between Ballyhaunis and Cloonfad at about 3.30 on Wednesday afternoon.

    He was airlifted to Galway University Hospital in a critical condition and later died from his injuries.

    Funeral arrangements will be announced later.