Arrest made following man killed in Galway hit-and-run

A man in his 20s was arrested this morning by Gardai investigating the fatal hit-and-run of a man cycling a bicycle in Galway on Wednesday.

John White, a 68-year-old Loughrea man who was cycling, died as a result of the collision with the driver of a BMW at around 8.30pm on the Gort Road in Loughrea, Co Galway.

The Garda press office said that the man in his 20s “is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Loughrea Garda Station and can be detained for up to twenty four hours”.

I am editor of and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.


  1. Good job,well done the gardai

  2. Delighted to hear this ,nicely done big plus for the Gardai.

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