• Gardai in Tuam are investigating a single vehicle fatal road collision at Willaimstown in the early hours of this morning.

    The collision occurred at 2.20am this morning on the Williamstown to Castlerea rd(R360), about a half a mile outside Williamstown.

    The male driver, aged 19, was seriously injured and later pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released, but it's believed the young man is from the area.

    His body was removed to the University Hospital Galway where a post mortem examination will take place.

    The road is currently closed to traffic to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and diversions are in place. The road is expected to remain closed until about 1.30pm to 2pm this afternoon.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses in particular for anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 1.45am and 2.10am to contact them at Tuam Garda station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

  • A five year old boy was fatally injured when he fell from a trailer on a farm in Tulsk, county Roscommon yesterday evening.
    Gardai were called to the scene of the incident at around 5.40pm yesterday (Sunday) evening.
    The child was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post-mortem examination will take place at Roscommon University Hospital later today.
    His name has not yet been released but it's understood that the child is from County Leitrim.
    The Health Safety Authority (HSA) has been informed of the incident and they will conduct an investigation.
    Jim O'Connor, the chairman of Roscommon IFA, says it's a terrible tragedy.
    Local councillor Liam Callaghan says there is a cloud of sadness around the community of Tulsk in the aftermath of the tragedy and on Midwest News extended his sympathy to the child's family.
  • The N5 at Carrabawn, Swinford has re-opened to traffic in the past few minutes (1pm) following a fatal collision yesterday afternoon.

    A car and lorry collided on the N5, near the Applegreen store, just before 4pm.

    The 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He has been named locally as Frank Walsh , Treeneure, Kiltimagh.

    A passenger in the car, a man in his twenties, was taken by ambulance from the scene to Mayo University Hospital. His injuries are described as not life threatening.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080.

  • A man was fatally injured in a single vehicle road collision this evening between Bohola and Swinford on the N5. The tragedy occurred at about 7.30pm. The road is closed to traffic as a result. Diversions are in place.