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  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Strokestown, shortly before 8pm last night.

    The collision on the N5 at Bridge Street in the town involved a car and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car was not injured.

    The man’s name has not yet been released.

    The N5 remains closed at Bridge street as a forensic examination is carried OUT.

     Diversions are in place via Four Mile House and Tulsk.

    Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630.

  • The body of a man who died in a work place accident yesterday in County Sligo will be laid to rest on Friday afternoon.

    Gerard Greene from Gortnagoyne, Dunmore, Co. Galway died while cutting down a tree.

    The accident occurred at Drumbaun, Curry at about 11.30 yesterday morning.

    Mr. Greene who was in his 30’s was fatally injured, and his body was removed to Sligo University Hospital for post-mortem examination.

    The Health & Safety Authority and the Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the fatal accident.

    The remains of Gerard Greene will repose at his residence tomorrow evening from 4pm until 9pm and again on Thursday from 4pm-9pm.

    Removal will take place on Friday to St. Patrick’s Church, Garrafrauns for funeral mass at 1 o’clock followed by burial in Addergoole cemetery.

  • A man in his sixties was fatally injured  by a “freshly-calved cow” on a farm in county Galway yesterday.

    It is understood that the man was attacked by the cow on a farm near Moylough, and died as a result of his injuries.

    The accident occurred just before 3pm yesterday afternoon.

    The man’s name has not yet been released

    It is the fifth farm fatality recorded in Ireland this year.



    A man in his 20s arrested by Gardaí investigating a fatal traffic collision in Bundoran in the early hours of yesterday morning  in which two people died and three sustained injuries has been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The Peugeot 306 car in which six people were travelling it hit a wall and then a lamp-post at Eastend in the seaside village of Bundoran at 3.25am yesterday morning.

    The six people in the northern-registered car had been out socialising earlier in the evening and were understood to be travelling to the village of Belleek in Co Fermanagh where some of them lived.

    Two men in their 20s seriously injured in the collision are continuing to receive treatment at Sligo University Hospital, while a woman in her 20s critically injured in the incident has been transferred from Sligo University Hospital to the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

    Post-mortems are due to be carried out on the two deceased at the mortuary in Sligo University Hospital today.

    They have been named locally as Shiva Devine, who was in her 20s, who lived in Beleek but was originally from Donegal, and Conor McAleer from county Fermanagh.

    An incident room has been established at Ballyshannon Garda Station and investigating Gardaí are liaising with the PSNI as part of their enquiries.

    Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071-9858530, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.




  • The elderly man who was fatally injured in a hit and run in Keadue, Co Roscommon on Saturday night has been named as Fr Michael Guckian, who lived with the Oblate order in Inchicore in Dublin.

    According to the Irish Independent, Fr Guckian (81) had been visiting relatives in Roscommon.

    It is understood he had returned to his native Roscommon for an anniversary mass for a relative in the Drumboylan area.

    Gardai are investigating the collision which occurred in Keadue, at approximately 11pm on Saturday night.

    Fr Guckian was walking on a country road when he was struck by a car. The driver failed to stop or remain at the scene.

    A 20-year-old man, who gardai say was the driver of the car involved, later presented himself at Carrick-On-Shannon Garda Station.

    A forensic and technical examination of the scene took place yesterday.


  • Tributes have been paid to a young man who was fatally injured in a road traffic accident on Saturday in Newport.

    David Walsh (28), from Derrykell, Newport died after his car plunged into the river in Newport.

    The local club, Glenhest Rovers FC, paid tribute to him in a post on Facebook describing him as a “man you could always rely on.”

    “It is with a heavy heart that we must confirm the death of our inspirational clubmate David Walsh.

    “Without a shadow of a doubt the toughest and saddest day and days this club has ever faced and a dark shadow has been cast across the club and wider Newport community with the shock news.

     “A fantastic player leader, passionate, humorous and very witty, competitive, a great friend, teammate and all round good character.”

    David played for local GAA club Burrishoole as well as soccer club Glenhest Rovers FC.

    His remains will be reposing at the family residence in Derrykell tomorrow  evening from 4 o’clock until 8 o clock with removal on Wednesday morning to St. Patrick’s Church, Newport for Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in Burrishoole Cemetery. 

  • Gardai in Ballinasloe are appealing for witnesses to a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred at Station Road in the town at approximately 5.40pm yesterday evening.

    The collision, close to the railway station in Ballinasloe, claimed the lives of two female pedestrians.

    The women, both in their 50s, who were both neighbours  and friends and from the locality  were walking along the road when they were hit by a car that had collided with another car.

    Both women were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies were taken to Portiuncula Hospital where post mortem examinations are due to take place today.

    No one in the cars was injured.

    The names of the two friends have not yet been released.

    The road was closed while garda technical experts carried out an examination of the scene.

    Both well known walkers, the local community is said to be both stunned and deeply saddened by the tragedy.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 9631890, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.