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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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10-year-old boy dies after quad bike incident

A 10-year-old boy has passed away in hospital following a quad bike incident in Co. Laois.

The incident occurred in the Dooary vicinity of Ballyroan in the county earlier this week.

In a statement to That’s Farming, in a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Sióchána, said:

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of an incident involving a quad bike in the Dooary area of Ballyroan, Co. Laois at 11am on Wednesday, the 10th of February 2021.”

“A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He passed away on February 11th at Temple Street Hospital. Investigations are ongoing and a file will be prepared for the coroner.” the spokesperson concluded.

22-year-old dies 

Meanwhile, last week, a 22-year-old male died following a collision with a jeep in Co. Sligo.

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Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred shortly after 5pm pm Thursday, February 4th, 2021 on the R278 at Magheranrush in Calry, Co.Sligo.

The collision involved a car and a jeep. The driver of the car, a 22 year-old man, was taken from the scene to Sligo University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to a statement from An Garda Síochána.

The driver of the jeep, a 35 year-old man, was taken to Sligo University Hospital where he received treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Forensic Collision Investigators have examined the scene, according to Gardaí. The road remains closed with diversions currently in place.

Appeal for witnesses

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward and for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time to make this footage available to Gardaí.

In particular, anyone who may have been travelling on either the R286 or R278 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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