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Investigation underway into Shannon crash

GARDAI in Shannon are investigating the circumstances around a crash that saw a boy sustain serious injuries on Sunday. The crash took place in the Purcell Park area when a single vehicle struck the child, who is currently in hospital and understood to be in a very serious condition. The entrance to Purcell Park has been closed to traffic, with local diversions in place. An examination of the scene is being carried out by Garda Forensic Collision investigators. Local councillor Donna McGettigan said there is shock around Shannon following the accident. “I hope the boy does make a recovery, it’s an awful incident,” she said on Monday morning. Councillor McGettigan said that councillors have sought safety measures on the stretch of roadway in question before, with plans in place for improvements there.  Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to Sunday’s accident to contact Shannon Garda Station on at 061 365900, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any …

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Woman dies after being struck by car

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred this morning, Sunday 22nd October 2023 in Knockaveen, Clare. The collision occurred at approximately 8:55am and involved a car and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a female in her 80s, was fatally injured. Her body has since been removed to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination is due to take place. There were no other injuries reported. The L8050 road at Knockaveen remains closed and local diversions are in place. A technical examination is being conducted by Forensic Collision Investigators. A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to provide support to the family of the deceased. Gardaí in Scarriff are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling in this area between 8:45am and 9:15am and may have camera footage (including dash-cam), are asked to make this available to Gardaí. Anyone with any information is asked to contact …

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Investigation underway after N67 death

GARDAI are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle that occurred shortly after 12:30pm on Wednesday on the N67 (Kilkee to Moyasta Road) at Baunmore. A male pedal cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. No other serious injuries to persons were reported. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N67 in the Baunmore area between 12pm and 1pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kilrush Garda station on 065 9080550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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Fatal accident near Kilrush

A FATAL road traffic collision occurred in the townland of Ballinagun, near Kilrush on Sunday evening. The single vehicle collision occurred on the R483 at approximately 9.20pm. A car collided with a ditch causing significant damage to the vehicle. The rear seat passenger, a female aged in her 70s, was fatally injured during the collision. She was pronounced deceased and taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination. The R483 remains closed this morning pending a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place. Gardaí in Kilrush are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling in the area of Ballinagun and Cree on Sunday evening between 8.45pm and 9.45pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam), is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Kilrush Garda Station on …

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Fresh appeal for witnesses to fatal crash in Clare

GARDAÍ have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to a road crash in West Clare which claimed the life of an 83 year old nun last week. Cecilia Keating, known as Sr Claire, was laid to rest at the weekend having lost her life after a road collision last Tuesday afternoon at Bella, Kilkee. Sr Claire was originally from Lower Fierd, Cross and had been living in Castletroy, Limerick. She was a member of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Australia and Ireland. Making a renewed appeal for witnesses to the road collision Clare Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Triona Brooks expressed appreciation on behalf of Kilrush Gardaí to those who have already come forward. She outlined, “At approximately 4pm on Tuesday last, March 7 a fatal road traffic collision occurred at Bella, Kilkee. Two vehicles collided head-on and one of the drivers a lady in her mid-80’s tragically received fatal injuries. The road was closed for a …

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Serious crash at Inagh

A SERIOUS accident took place on the N85 this afternoon, which has resulted in traffic disruption between Inagh and Ennistymon. In a statement this afternoon, the Garda press office said “Gardai and emergency services are attending the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the N85 at Ballyea Cross, Inagh, Co Clare today, January 20, 2023. “The road is closed with local diversions in place.” They declined to provide any further information about the incident, however it is understood to have occurred around lunchtime and to have involved two vehicles. Kind regards,

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Clare father laid to rest after losing life in aircraft crash

A MILTOWN Malbay father who died in an air crash at the weekend has been remembered as a “gentleman” with his loss described as a “terrible tragedy” ahead of his funeral mass this Thursday. Michael Flynn of Kilcorcoran, Miltown Malbay lost his life when a powered hang glider he was piloting crashed in a field off the Ballard Road about a kilometre from Miltown Malbay on Sunday. Family and friends gathered for an emotional goodbye at his funeral mass on Thursday in St Joseph’s Church, Miltown Malbay. Speaking to the Clare Champion Fr Donagh O’Meara said Mr Flynn “was a lovely character, a lovely man, just a gentleman. He was very well got in the community, very well liked.” Mr Flynn’s death has sent shockwaves across the local community. He was well known in the local area and worked as a plumber as well as being involved in farming. “It has been an awful shock for everybody. It is just …

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Permanent marker stone to commemorate Shannon crash

A PERMANENT marker has been put in place in the townland of Killula, close to Shannon Airport, to commemorate a 1961 plane crash in which four people were killed. The crash happened early on the morning of January 27, 1961, when an air corps De Havilland DH.104 Dove crashed while on a training exercise. There were five people on board, four of whom were killed. A person involved in the preparations for Tuesday’s event said, “The air corps are laying a marker stone on a site where an Air Corps plane crashed in 1961, four people lost their lives in that crash, it was on the approach to Shannon, in a place called Killula, on the way in. “There was a temporary marker on the site but they’ve put on a permanent one, and they came down to do that on Tuesday.” He said that the crash saw the deaths of two air corps pilots and two air traffic control …

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