• 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.

  • 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.