• 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.

  • The winning lotto jackpot ticket on Saturday night last was sold in Co Galway.

    There was one winning ticket sold and it is was worth more than €8.5m.

    It was sold in the Corrib Oil Service Station in The Hill, Loughrea.

    The winner has not yet been identified but according to Corrib Oil Service Station store manager, Pat Halligan  lotto fever has gripped the town.

    It’s is the biggest ever National Lottery win for the  shop and he say he hopes it will be someone from the loicality that bought it.

    However, it’s a busy store with more than 30 full and part-time staff.

    The winning ticket was a Quick Pick and the winner has not yet come forward.

    The winning numbers were 5, 6, 14, 19, 22 and 30 with a bonus number of 24.