Taxi driver dies after collision
A popular taxi driver who died at the scene of the two-car collision at Cloonmore, outside Tuam, on the N17 Galway-Sligo Road on Saturday morning has been named as Mike Ward (55).
A 20-year-old passenger in Mr Ward's taxi was also injured in the 2.20am crash.
The dead man was well-known throughout Galway as an amateur boxing coach and was "absolutely adored" by his family, said neighbours yesterday.
"He was the backbone of the family," said his nephew Michael Sweeney.