• The Gardai in north Mayo are advising of an emergency exercise that is taking place this morning at the Corrib Gas terminal in Bellanaboy at 11am.

    Gardai, fire services, ambulances and all the emergency services in the area will be involved.

    Listeners are advised that if they notice increased emergency service vehicles and activities in the area - that it is just an exercise, and there’s no need for concern.

    The emergency exercise gets underway in Bellanaboy at around 11am this morning.

  • Gardai and the Fire Service are at the scene of a fire to a minibus on the N17 close to the turn off for Ireland West Airport.

    Gardai say there were no occupants on board the vehicle at the time.

    Traffic diversions are in place.

  • Emergency services attended the scene of a road collision on the Ballyhaunis to Knock road earlier this afternoon.

    It's understood the 2-vehicle collision occurred near the Western Brand poultry factory outside Ballyhaunis shortly after 2pm.

    Gardai and ambulance services attended the scene, but Gardai say there were no serios injuries sustained.

    Traffic was down to one lane for a time while the vehicles were being removed.



  • Emergency services have attended the scene of a two car collision on the N17 near Claremorris this afternoon.

    Three occupants in one vehicle and the driver of the other car have all been taken to hospital as a precaution.

    The incident occurred by the flyover but the road remains opened to traffic this evening.

  • Emergency services are dealing with a fire to a business premises in Ballina.

    The blaze occurred just above McKane’s pharmacy on O’Rahilly Street.

    The fire occurred shortly after 1pm and emergency services are at the scene.

    Buildings either side of McKane’s have been evacuated and O’Rahilly Street is currently closed.

    Motorists are advised of long delays around Ballina as a result of the blaze this afternoon.

  • The Castlerea prisoner that escaped from custody while attending the Emergency Department of Mayo University Hospital on Saturday morning last is back in garda custody.

    The Prison Service confirmed to Midwest News this morning that the man in his thirties was apprehended by gardai near Tullamore last night.

    He is now in garda custody.

    The prisoner took off by foot from the ED of the Castlebar hospital at about 10am last Saturday morning.

    The garda search for the man ended approx 72 hours later when he was discovered in county Offaly last night.


  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a fatal collision in Co. Galway yesterday evening.

    Shortly after 9pm a female pedestrian in her 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by a 4x4. The collision occurred on the M18 (southbound) near junction 17 at Cloughboley, Ardrahan. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The injured woman was pronounced dead at short time later. The driver of the 4x4 was uninjured.

    The woman’s body has been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.

    Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the crash site and the road has since fully reopened to traffic.

    Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to contact Gort Garda Station 091-636400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.


  • Five people have been hospitalised following a crash in Co. Galway.

    The two-vehicle collision happened at 8:20am this morning at Castletown Cross, Kilkerrin.

    Two men and three women were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway, where their conditions are not currently known.

    Gardai have launched an investigation into the crash.

  • Five Sligo-based Gardai are among those who will receive National Bravery Awards on Friday, for outstanding acts of courage.

    The awards will be presented by the Ceann Comhairle at Farmleigh House in Dublin's Phoenix Park, and 14 awards will be presented to 21 recipients.

    Gardai Thomas O'Griofa, David Hannon, Patrick Gallagher,Stephen Fahy and Sergeant Gerard Mullaney from Sligo are among the recipients, along with Garda Reserve Adrian Burke from Galway.



  • Belmullet Gardai are advising motorists of flooding on the Bangor to Bellacorrick road this afternoon.

    There was large accumulations of rainfall over the last 24 hours which has made driving conditions difficult in the area.

    Gardai say the road is passable but drivers need to take care on the roads and reduce their speed.


    A former Garda has been jailed for 18 months for passing confidential and sensitive information on to members of a criminal gang in Sligo.


    36-year-old Jimell Henry of Cairns Hill, Sligo was based in Dublin when she leaked the details between December 2014 and January 2015.


    During that time, the court heard she accessed the Garda PULSE system a thousand times and 73 per cent of those inquiries related to Sligo.


    She was arrested after arriving at what was described as a "potential drugs transaction" in an underground car park after being put under surveillance.


    One of the leaks involved the whereabouts of a man who said she had endangered his life and his family's lives.


    Judge Keenan Johnson described what she did as a gross breach of trust by someone whose behaviour fell well below the high standard required.

  • A four car collision has occurred this morning on the N26 Foxford to Ballina road.

    The collision occurred three miles the Ballina side of Foxford and efforts are now underway to clear the scene.

    It’s understood no one has been injured but material damage has been caused to vehicles.

    Gardai are urging motorists to take an alternative route for the next half an hour to avoid significant delays.

    Traffic travelling in both directions are urged to divert via Pontoon.

    Gardai say they hope have the scene cleared inside the next half an hour.

  • Four men in their twenties have been arrested after a fight broke out last night on the Westport to Dublin Train.

    The incident happened after the 5.45pm service stopped at Tullamore.

    Gardai later boarded the train at Sallins in County Kildare.

    Two of the men have been charged with public order offences and released on bail, while another two remain in custody and are due to appear tomorrow at Naas District Court.

    At least one person was injured, however a Garda spokesperson says there was no stabbing incident despite reports that a knife had been spotted at the scene.

  • Four motorists were arrested by Gardaí in Mayo over the Bank Holiday weekend in respect of drink driving offences, according to the Connaught Telegraph.

    New laws came into force on Friday to impose an automatic driving disqualification on offenders.

    Up until now, drivers caught with a blood alcohol concentration of between 50 and 80mg had a fine and penalty points imposed.

    The new provisions mean those drivers would be disqualified from driving for three months.

  • Four people were taken to hospital following a two-car collision on the main Bohola to Kiltimagh Road earlier today.

    The collision occurred around two miles the Kiltimagh side of Bohola.

    Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    The road, which was reduced to one lane earlier, has now fully reopened.


  • 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.



  • Funeral arrangements for the victims of Monday night’s road traffic collision in Ballina have been released.

    28-year-old Ricky Langdon from St Patrick’s Estate died along with 21-year old Jack O’Hora from Castleconnor, Co Sligo when the car they were travelling in hit a tree on the Killala Road in Ballina on Monday night shortly after 11pm.

    A third man, Declan Ferguson, also in his 20’s was critically injured and remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit of Mayo University Hospital.

    Mr O’Hora’s remains will repose at his residence this evening until 8pm and again tomorrow from 4-8pm. The funeral will arrive to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Friday morning for Mass at 11am and Mr O’Hora will be laid to rest afterwards in Killanley Cemetery, Castleconnor afterwards.

    Mr Langdon’s remains will repose at his residence on Thursday evening from 4-8pm and again on Friday evening from 4-8pm.

    The funeral will arrive to St Patrick’s Church, Ballina on Saturday for Mass at 12.30 and Mr Langdon will be laid to rest afterwards in Leigue Cemetery.

  • Brendan Kilduff, who was shot dead in Aghamore near Ballyhaunis on Tuesday, will be buried this afternoon.

    Mr Kilduff had been checking on an elderly neighbour when he was killed.

    Gardaí believe he was mistaken for an intruder.

    A man in his 80s who was arrested in connection with the incident was released without charge on Wednesday.

    The funeral will take place at the Church of St John the Baptist at noon.

  • Thousands of football fans from Mayo and Galway will be travelling to Limerick this Saturday for the round 4 All-Ireland football qualifier, and the replay of the Ladies Connacht final.

    Gardai and Mayo County Council's Road Safety Office are urging drivers to stay safe and stay back from the car in front, on the journey to Limerick.

    "Stay safe and stay back" is the message from the Road Safety Officer and Gardai, who are also urging motorists not to use mobile phones when driving.

  • GAA supporters travelling to the Leitrim v Roscommon game in Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow evening are being asked to enter the town from the Longford side where possible.

    Gardai have asked anyone who can possibly use the N4 on their way to the game to do so.

    Gardai and stewards will be on duty on the day and motorists are asked to be patient and leave themselves enough time to get there.