• The funeral arrangements for a man who died in a road collision between Newport and Mulranny on Wednesday have been confirmed.

    Dublin native Brian Farren, who was in his 50’s, died when the car he was driving hit a stationary trailer.

    He was the sole occupant of the car.

    Mr Farren was the head chef at Nevin’s Newfield Inn in Tiernaur and was on his way to work when the collision occurred.

    His remains will repose at St. Dominic’s Funeral Home, Newport this evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock with Funeral service on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in Newport Church.

    He will be laid to rest on Monday in Shanganagh Cemetery in Dublin following Funeral Service in Dalkley Church at 10am.



  • The most dangerous road in Ireland is a section of the N59 in Co Galway, according to Gamma Location Intelligence.

    The second spot is by Abbey Square Roundabout in Enniscorthy Co Wexford, while the third is at the New Street junction in Longford town.

    Galway has the most locations in the top 20 dangerous roads, with 8 on the list.


    Motorists are advised of an extensive oil spillage on the N59 between Newport and Mulranny.
    Gardai say that Mayo County Council is dealing with the spill at present. The spillage extends from George's Street in Newport out to Mulranny village.


    The N59 Newport to Mulranny road is closed following a collision.

    Emergency services are currently at the scene of the accident.

    It's believed at least one person has been injured in the collision.

    No further details are available but the road is currently closed to traffic.

  • The N59 Sligo to Ballina Road is closed to traffic at Culleens due to smoke from a forest fire crossing the roadway.

    Traffic from Sligo side is being diverted via R297 at Dromore West.

    Traffic travelling from Ballina will be diverted via R298 at Lacknaslieva.

  • The N59 Westport to Leenane road has reopened to traffic following a two vehicle collision at Carrowkennedy.


    The collision occurred shortly after 11am this morning and emergency services attended the scene.


    Midwest News understands that up to three people were taken to hospital.


    The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

  • Motorists in north Mayo are being warned of a serious oil spill on the N59 from Bangor Erris to Bellacorrick and on into Crossmolina.

    Mayo County Council and Belmullet Gardai are urging motorists to drive slowly on this road this morning.




  • Traffic management is in place on N59 Sligo-Ballina Road at Culleens due to smoke from fire on the adjoining lands.

    Midwest News understands that visibility is poor at this location and motorists are cautioned to take extreme care

    It follows a major forest fires at the same location on Wednesday evening.

    In that instance the road was closed for a number of hours due to smoke from the fire crossing the roadway near Culleens.

  • There are long tailbacks on the N59 from Ballysadare towards Ballina.

    It’s very busy both ways on the N59 approaching works just outside Ballysadare from the church on the Ballina side.

    Midwest Radio News understands that road works have the road down to one narrow lane.

    Motorists driving HGV's should use an alternate route if possible.