• Emergency services attended the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N17 at 6:30 yesterday evening.

    The road was closed for an hour near Boherduff as Gardai and Fire brigade personnel cleared the road.

    Midwest News understands that both drivers and passengers were taken to Mayo General Hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

  • Gardai in Claremorris are again appealing this morning for witnesses to a road collision on the N17, near Ballindine on Friday evening last.

    Seven people were taken to hospital after the two car collision occurred at about 5.45pm.

    A local woman was driving from Ballindine to Claremorris  and had her two year old daughter in the car, a second car carrying five people, all foreign nationals, was travelling in the direction of Ballindine when the vehicles collided head –on.

    All seven people were taken from the scene to the hospital,

    The mother and daughter sustained what have been described as serious injuries, while the driver of the second car and a passenger  suffered broken bones. The occupants of the second car were all students in their 20s.

    Gardai in Claremorris are keen to speak to anyone who travelled on the N17, between 5.30 and 6pm on Friday evening last, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Claremorris gardai can be contacted at 094 9372080

  • Emergency services are attending the scene of a collision on the N17 near Claremorris.

    The crash involving a truck and a car occurred at the Ballinrobe turn-off on the N17.

    Gardai and ambulance crews are currently at the scene, and motorists can expect some delays.


  • Claremorris area councillors have approved two road closures to facilitate a safety project at a notoriously dangerous junction on the N17.

    A new bridge is being put in place at the Lisduff junction, which has been the location of a number of fatal and serious road collisions.

    Plans for the flyover have already gone through a public consultation process.

    The issue was discussed at this week's meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District where Independent Councillor Richard Finn says the new flyover is dependent on these local road closures, and they need to undertake this work in the interests of road safety.

  • Midwest News understands a two-vehicle collision has taken place this evening on the N17 between Claremorris and Ballindine.

    The collision isn’t believed to be serious as the road remains open.

    However, there are some delays along this route.

  • An elderly woman was taken to hospital following a single vehicle collision on the N17 between Claremorris and Ballindine.

    The collision occurred shortly after 1pm this afternoon.

    The woman sustained minor injuries from the collision and was taken to Mayo University Hospital as a precautionary measure.

    The scene is now cleared.

  • Emergency services are at the scene of a collision on the N17, the Galway side of Ballindine, at present.

    Traffic in the area is disrupted as a result.

    There are reports of significant tailbacks in both directions this evening.

    No further details are available, as yet.

  • Gardai and the Fire Service are at the scene of a fire to a minibus on the N17 close to the turn off for Ireland West Airport.

    Gardai say there were no occupants on board the vehicle at the time.

    Traffic diversions are in place.

  • A man has been taken to hospital following a two car collision in East Mayo this afternoon.

    The collision occurred on the N17 near Kilkelly at around 12:15pm.

    Emergency services attended the scene and a man has been taken to hospital where his injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

    The road remains open for use.

  • The N17 between Ballindine and Milltown is closed to traffic this morning following a serious road traffic collision overnight.

    Traffic from Sligo are to divert via Ballindine through Irishtown and on to Dunmore.

    Motorists coming from the Galway side will divert from Milltown on to Irishtown bringing through to Ballindine.

    The N17 is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.

  • The N17 remains closed between Ballindine and Milltown following a collision earlier this evening.

    The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred shortly after 5pm.

    Gardai and ambulance personnel are currently at the scene.

    Motorists are advised that diversions are in place via Irishtown.

  • Gardai are advising that the N17 is closed to traffic at Ballindine village this evening following a two-car collision. Diversions are in place, motorists are advised to avoid the area.

  • The N17 road between Ballindine and Milltown reopened to traffic yesterday evening, following a fatal collision in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    A foreign national in his 30's died when his car collided with a van at Carrownurlaur, Ballindine shortly after 1am yesterday morning.

    Tuam Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to contact them at 093 - 70840.




  • 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.



  • The N17 road has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. 

    Five people were taken to hospital following the collision between Kilkelly and Knock, at the turnoff for Kiltimagh. 

    The road reopened earlier following an examination of the scene. 


  • The N5 road has reopened following a crash in Roscommon overnight.

    Part of the N5 had been closed after a multiple-car collision near Strokestown near Strokestown Golf Club.

    Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened shortly before 8pm.

    Meanwhile the N17 road reopened around 11.30pm last night following a two-car collision in the village of Ballindine.

  • A Charlestown Councillor has welcomed the N17 Knock to Collooney Project but has stated that it needs to be a dual carriageway as opposed to a single carriageway.

    Improvements to the existing N17 Knock to Collooney National primary route have been established in the National Development Plan as a potential means of improving regional accessibility along the Atlantic Economic Corridor and to the North-West.

    Engineers gave a presentation to Councillors at yesterdays Claremorris/Swinford Municipal District meeting in relation to the proposed project.

    The project is currently at Phase 2 of the TII Project Management Guidelines.

    Planning and design work has recently commenced and a wide range of improvement options will be considered over the coming months.

    Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Murray is calling for this road to be a dual carriageway and that it’s included on the T10 Network, with the Western Rail Corridor in order to qualify for structural and cohesion funding from Europe.

    Cllr. Murray told the engineers at yesterday’s meeting that they need to convey to the Department that the building of this road has as much to do with economic development in to the future as it has to do with road safety as well.

  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland has carried out an audit of junctions along the N17 between Claremorris and Charlestown and a number of safety works will be undertaken along the route over the next number of months. That was confirmed by Council Engineer Conrad Harlay at the monthly meeting of Claremorris Municipal District earlier this week.

    Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Murray had been highlighting the concerns of many local residents along the route, where a number of serious road traffic collisions had occurred over the past number of years.

  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland has recommended that an overbridge be put in place at the Lisduff junction on the N17 outside Claremorris.

    This stretch of the N17 was described recently by the Coroner for Mayo Patrick O'Connor as extraordinaril dangerous, following inquests into the deaths of three people from one north Mayo family, who were killed instantly when their car was struck by a  lorry at the N17 junction at Lisduff, Claremorris over a year ago.

    Following the inquest, the Coroner said driving on that stretch of road was like Russian Roulette, and he called on the authorities responsible to take action to prevent further accidents.

    The TII has now reviewed the situation and, in conjunction with Mayo County Council's Road Design Office, has recommended that an overbridge is the only solution at the Lisduff junction with the N17, while an overpass is needed at the Knock Airport junction.

    Claremorris-based Independent Councillor Richard Finn says it has been recommended that consultants be appointed to progress these urgent issues.