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Ten dead in road crashes across Ireland in a week

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'Provisional statistics suggest ten people have died on roads across the island of Ireland in a week from 12 July, following the latest fatality in Co Down.Fatal road collisions on island of Ireland, July 2019 Garda road policing (Pic: InsideIreland.ie) Co Down A man died in a two-vehicle collision on the Ballagh Road between Newcastle and Annalong in Co Down on 19 July.Police said two people travelling in the other car were not seriously injured.Co Cork A motorcyclist died in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle at Knockane, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co Cork on Thursday evening 18 July.The 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the car was uninjured.Gardaí are appealling to any motorist who may have travelled the road at the time of the collision to contact them at Mallow Garda Station on 022 – 31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.Co Meath A motorcyclist died after his bike was in collision with a car at Mulpheddar, Clonard, Co Meath on Wednesday 17th July 2019.The victim, in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene Gardaí in Trim are appealing for any witnesses to this incident, particularly any motorists with dash cam footage, to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Co Waterford A man in his 70s died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with another car at Carrolls Crossing, Tramore, Co Waterford on 16 July.Gardaí said the incident happened around 3.30pm and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardaí said the driver in the second car received ‘serious but non life threatening injuries’ and was airlifted to Cork University Hospital.It is understood a passenger also in this car, was uninjured.Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Tramore Garda Station on 051-391620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.Co Armagh A woman died when the Vauxhall car she was driving crashed with a Honda civic on the Loughgall Road in Co Armagh on 14 July.PSNI Inspector Hardy said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Loughall Road at the time and who may witnessed events leading up to the collision, or may have footage on their dash-cams, to get in touch with police on 101.” Co Cork A motorcyclist died when his bike left the road and struck a ditch on the R619 at Kilpadder South, Dromahane in Co Cork on 14 July.Gardaí said they were called to the scene of the crash shortly after 5pm on Sunday, as the alarm had been raised by passing motorists.The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station 022-31450 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Co Antrim A 19-year-old man died in a crash between Ford Focus and a tanker lorry on the Saintfield Road near the Temple area on 14 July.Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash or who was travelling on the road at the time to contact them.Co Westmeath A motorcyclist died after a crash in the Walderstown motor cycle road racing event in Co Westmeath on 14 July.Gardaí said that at 11.30am on Sunday morning, a 34 year old man from Northern Ireland was seriously injured when his motor cycle was involved in a crash during a race at Walderstown.He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.The man was named as Darren Keys, 34, from Ballyclare, Co Antrim.The event was abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site.Co Kilkenny A man died after the car he was in crashed on the M9, Knocktopher, Co Kilkenny on 13th July.Gardaí said the incident happened around 8am and the man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.No other vehicles were involved.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information, or any motorists who may have been travelling on the M9 near Junction 10 at the time of the collision, to contact Gardaí in Thomastown on 056 775 4150 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Co Tyrone A motorcyclist died after his motorbike crashed on the Drumenny Road near Cookstown, Co Tyrone on 12 July.PSNI said the victim was 22-year-old Ross Willetts and that no other vehicles were involved in the collision.They have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.Co Laois A woman died after the car she was driving collided with another car on Lea Road, Portarlington, Co.Laois on 07 July.The second car had four occupants.The driver and one passenger (father and child) were taken to Midlands Regional Hospital and the other two passengers (mother and child) were taken to Tallaght University Hospital.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision, and who may have dash cam footage, to contact Gardaí in Portlaoise on 057 – 7864100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.Co Antrim A man in his 40s died after a ‘tragic incident’ on the Belfast Road, Nutts Corner, Co.Antrim on 06 July.It is understood the man was working on a lorry at the side of the road when the incident occurred.Co Kerry A cyclist died after he fell from his pedal bike at Lauragh, Co Kerry, on 05 July.Gardaí said the incident happened at 4.20pm and that no other person or vehicle involved.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them at Kenmare Garda Station on 064-6641177, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station, Co Down A 19-year-old woman died of her injuries three weeks after a crash in Co Down.Brooke Jackson died in hospital on 04 July.She had been driving a car with three other passengers when the car crashed on the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor on 16 June.Limerick A 20-year-old man died after being knocked down in Limerick City in the early hours of Monday 01 July.It is understood the victim, later named locally as Kevin Sheehy, was knocked down by a black Mitsubishi Shogun 4×4 in Hyde Road at around 4.40am.The vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident failed to stop.Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the area around the time of the incident, who may have dash cam footage, to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 340.A man was later charged with the murder of Mr Sheehy.MOTORCYCLISTS Following the death of a male motorcylist in Cork on 18 July, provisional statistics suggest that nine motorcyclists have been killed in crashes in the state so far this year, and two in Northern Ireland.This means that provisionally, eleven motorcyclists have died on roads across the island in 2019.Road Deaths 2019 By 19 July, provisionally 9 people had died on Ireland’s roads that month (including five in NI). The death of a victim on 04 July following a crash in Co Down in June is recorded in June’s statistics.According to provisional statistics from An Garda Síochána and the PSNI, 87   people have died in the State and 29  in Northern Ireland so far this year, meaning 116  have died on roads across the island of Ireland in 2019.   101 people died on island’s roads in the first half of 2019 . The post Ten dead in road crashes across Ireland in a week appeared first on Inside Ireland .'

Eight dead in road crashes across Ireland in five days

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'Provisional statistics suggest eight people have died on roads across the island of Ireland in five days from 12 July.Recent serious collisions Serious Single Vehicle Road Traffic Collision in Burt, Donegal, 13th July 2019 Gardaí are investigating after a motorcycle crashed at Moness, Burt, Co Donegal on Saturday 13 July around 3.30pm.A female pillion passenger was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital and was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital.Gardaí said the injuries of the 27-year-old are believed to be serious.The motorcyclist rider driver, was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with ‘non-life threatening injuries’. Gardaí in Burnfoot are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward, particularly any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage.Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320547 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 Serious Injury Collison Co Offaly 14/7/2019 Gardaí at Tullamore are investigating the circumstances of a serious collision involving a young cyclist and motorist in Co Offaly on Sunday 14 July.Gardaí said the incident happened around 2pm when a nine-year-old boy was struck by a car while cycling on a minor road at Heathfield, Pollagh (Pullagh). He was treated at the scene and airlifted to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.He was then transferred to Temple Street Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious.The driver of the car was not injured.Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Fatal road collisions on island of Ireland, July 2019 Garda road policing (Pic: InsideIreland.ie) Co Meath A motorcyclist died after his bike was in collision with a car at Mulpheddar, Clonard, Co Meath on Wednesday 17th July 2019.The victim, in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene Gardaí in Trim are appealing for any witnesses to this incident, particularly any motorists with dash cam footage, to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Co Waterford A man in his 70s died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with another car at Carrolls Crossing, Tramore, Co Waterford on 16 July.Gardaí said the incident happened around 3.30pm and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardaí said the driver in the second car received ‘serious but non life threatening injuries’ and was airlifted to Cork University Hospital.It is understood a passenger also in this car, was uninjured.Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Tramore Garda Station on 051-391620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.Co Armagh A woman died when the Vauxhall car she was driving crashed with a Honda civic on the Loughgall Road in Co Armagh on 14 July.PSNI Inspector Hardy said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Loughall Road at the time and who may witnessed events leading up to the collision, or may have footage on their dash-cams, to get in touch with police on 101.” Co Cork A motorcyclist died when his bike left the road and struck a ditch on the R619 at Kilpadder South, Dromahane in Co Cork on 14 July.Gardaí said they were called to the scene of the crash shortly after 5pm on Sunday, as the alarm had been raised by passing motorists.The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station 022-31450 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Co Antrim A 19-year-old man died in a crash between Ford Focus and a tanker lorry on the Saintfield Road near the Temple area on 14 July.Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash or who was travelling on the road at the time to contact them.Co Westmeath A motorcyclist died after a crash in the Walderstown motor cycle road racing event in Co Westmeath on 14 July.Gardaí said that at 11.30am on Sunday morning, a 34 year old man from Northern Ireland was seriously injured when his motor cycle was involved in a crash during a race at Walderstown.He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.The man was named as Darren Keys, 34, from Ballyclare, Co Antrim.The event was abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site.Co Kilkenny A man died after the car he was in crashed on the M9, Knocktopher, Co Kilkenny on 13th July.Gardaí said the incident happened around 8am and the man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.No other vehicles were involved.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information, or any motorists who may have been travelling on the M9 near Junction 10 at the time of the collision, to contact Gardaí in Thomastown on 056 775 4150 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Co Tyrone A motorcyclist died after his motorbike crashed on the Drumenny Road near Cookstown, Co Tyrone on 12 July.PSNI said the victim was 22-year-old Ross Willetts and that no other vehicles were involved in the collision.They have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.Co Laois A woman died after the car she was driving collided with another car on Lea Road, Portarlington, Co.Laois on 07 July.The second car had four occupants.The driver and one passenger (father and child) were taken to Midlands Regional Hospital and the other two passengers (mother and child) were taken to Tallaght University Hospital.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision, and who may have dash cam footage, to contact Gardaí in Portlaoise on 057 – 7864100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.Co Antrim A man in his 40s died after a ‘tragic incident’ on the Belfast Road, Nutts Corner, Co.Antrim on 06 July.It is understood the man was working on a lorry at the side of the road when the incident occurred.Co Kerry A cyclist died after he fell from his pedal bike at Lauragh, Co Kerry, on 05 July.Gardaí said the incident happened at 4.20pm and that no other person or vehicle involved.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them at Kenmare Garda Station on 064-6641177, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station, Co Down A 19-year-old woman died of her injuries three weeks after a crash in Co Down.Brooke Jackson died in hospital on 04 July.She had been driving a car with three other passengers when the car crashed on the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor on 16 June.Limerick A 20-year-old man died after being knocked down in Limerick City in the early hours of Monday 01 July.It is understood the victim, later named locally as Kevin Sheehy, was knocked down by a black Mitsubishi Shogun 4×4 in Hyde Road at around 4.40am.The vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident failed to stop.Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the area around the time of the incident, who may have dash cam footage, to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 340.A man was later charged with the murder of Mr Sheehy.Road Deaths 2019 By 17 July, provisionally 12 people had died on Ireland’s roads that month (including four in NI). The death of a victim on 04 July following a crash in Co Down in June is recorded in June’s statistics.According to provisional statistics from An Garda Síochána and the PSNI, 86   people have died in the State and 28  in Northern Ireland so far this year, meaning 114  have died on roads across the island of Ireland in 2019.   101 people died on island’s roads in the first half of 2019 . The post Eight dead in road crashes across Ireland in five days appeared first on Inside Ireland .'

Extinction Rebellion ‘slow cycle’ halts Dublin traffic

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'July 17th, 2019 Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland disrupted traffic in Co Dublin for the second day running to highlight the capital’s air pollution problem as part of an international week of climate action.Protesters staged a “slow cycle” thislunchtime as multiple cyclists and people on foot blockaded traffic along thequay, holding banners imploring the Government to act on climate change.The action was part of ExtinctionRebellion’s week-long Operation Mushroom which the group has described as their“summer uprising” Earlier this week, the groupblocked several streets and held “die-ins” on both Grafton Street and theNatural History Museum.Maria Arnold was among theprotesters and, as an avid cyclist said that she finds that “there’s less andless space for us on the roads”.  “You’re constantly sitting beside big trucks and buses that are spewing out diesel fumes, so really for us it’s a battle,” Ms Arnold told The Green News.Extinction Rebellion Ireland slow cycle protest Photo: Kayle Crosson Today’s action comes just daysafter the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported thatNitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels in areas of the capital have exceeded EU limits.Pollution hotspots include theM50 motorway, the entrance to and exit from the Dublin Port Tunnel, and certaincity centre streets.NO2 in our air is emitted throughtraffic, and levels of the chemical can vary depending on the density and typeof vehicle, as well as the weather condition and road size.In order to address the scale ofthe climate crisis, Extinction Rebellion Ireland have demanded that the Governmentimmediately implement the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on climatechange, prioritize public transport, and introduce congestion charges orintroduce a traffic ban in Dublin city centre.The international ExtinctionRebellion movement began last summer in the UK and rose to prominence inNovember 2018 after thousands of activists blocked London bridges, disruptedtraffic, and glued themselves to public buildings.This week’s series of action comes on the heels of XR Ireland interrupting a speech from Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton at an event held by Forestry Industries Ireland last week, outlining the group’s opposition to a conifer plantation led forestry model.The group instead calls for more native woodland planting and better engagement with local communities where large forestry projects are set to take place.About the Author Kayle Crosson Kayle is a multimedia journalist focused on climate and environmental issues and contributes to The Irish Times and The Green News. . The post Extinction Rebellion ‘slow cycle’ halts Dublin traffic appeared first on Green News Ireland .'