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Dublin Summary Report

Last Updated: 27/02/2015 22:59


Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford from 2pm on Saturday to 2am on Sunday with wind gusts of over 90km/h possible.


Traffic is moving well on the M50 in both directions.

No delays in Dublin City Centre.


IRISH RAIL: To facilitate line improvement works on the Dublin to Cork line between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise, there will be revised schedules on selected Saturdays this year, beginning tomorrow, Sat 28th Feb. Check with Irish Rail's timetable before heading to the train station. For further information, see here.


Racing will take place at Leopardstown on Saturday 28th February. The first race is at 1.35pm and the last takes off at 4.55pm. Leopardstown Racecourse is located 9km south of Dublin city centre. Parking is free but limited. Motorists should allow ample time for the journey on race-days.

Queen Classical takes place at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin on Saturday 28th February. The show gets underway at 7.30pm. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located on Cardiff Lane in the city. Delays on Macken St can be expected before and after the event.

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival takes place in the Temple Bar area until Saturday (28th). This event is likely to attract additional volumes of traffic to the area and delays are expected.

Carol Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter show takes place at the RDS until Sun (1st). The show is open to the public today until 9.30pm. On Saturday and Sunday opening times are from 10am to 6pm. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount; on Anglesea Rd, Simmonscourt Rd, Shelbourne Rd and Pembroke Rd. However, the heaviest traffic is likely on Merrion Rd.


MEATH/DUBLIN: The Clonee/ Kells Rd (R147) will be closed from 10pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning between the Portan Rd R/A and the turn off for Damastown (near J4 Clonee on the M3). Diversions will be in place.

Works will be in place each night at Newlands Cross Flyover until approx. Fri 13th March. Motorists are advised to take care on approach due to temporary road surfaces in place.

Works will take place at Cabra Cross from  Sat 28th Feb until Fri 27th March. The works will operate from 7:30pm to 11pm Mon- Wed, from 9pm to 11pm Thurs and Fri and from 9am until 11pm on Sat and Sun. The left lane outbound on the Cabra Rd and the right lanes inbound on the Navan Rd and on the Old Cabra Rd will all be affected during the works.

A stop/go system will be in place on Sat 28th Feb and Sun 1st March between 8am and 4pm each day at the Church Ave jct. Expect delays.

A new road layout is in place on Grange Rd approaching Malahide Rd jct. Care is needed on approach. Some delays can be expected as a result.

Leopardstown Rd will be reduced to one lane, heading towards near the the Leopardstown R/A, in the direction of the M50 from 10am to 4pm each day until Fri 1st May. Expect some delays. Take care approaching the works.

Ballyman Rd is closed near the Thornhill Rd until Fri 3rd April for works.

Abercorn Rd is closed from Church St East to Sheriff St Upr until midnight Fri 3rd Apr to facilitate works. Traffic on East Rd wishing to travel on Church St East & Abercorn Rd to Sheriff St Upr will be diverted via East Rd. Traffic on Sheriff St Upper wishing to travel on Abercorn Rd to Church St East will be diverted via East Road. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Church Rd is closed from East Rd to Killan Rd,  East Wall until midnight Tues 5th May to facilitate works.

New Wapping St is closed from Sherriff St Upr to Mayor St Upr until midnight Fri 3rd Apr to facilitate works.

Clonshaugh Rd is closed from Baskin Lane to the Bewleys Hotel R/A until Fri 27th Mar due to works. Diversions will be in place via Baskin Lane, the Malahide Rd (R107) and the Clarehall Rd (R139).

A traffic management plan is in place on Frascati Rd and Temple Hill until at least June. These works have been causing delays in the area, particularly through Blackrock. Allow plenty of time for your journey if on your route.

A one way system is in place on Pottery Rd between Kill Ave and Mackintosh due to ongoing works until mid April. Expect delays.


The right turn lane from Westmoreland St to D’Olier St will be closed from midnight on Sat 28th Feb until midnight on Sun 15th March.

Dominic St Upper is closed between Bolton St and Mountjoy St until 9th March. Diversions via Dorset Street Upper, St. Mary’s Place North Mountjoy Street, Church Street Upper and King Street North.

There will be a one-way system on Dominick St Lwr from Dorset St to Parnell St until Mon 9th March. Diversions via Parnell Square West and Granby Row.

Moore Lane is closed between the Parnell St jct and O'Rahilly Parade until Fri 13th March.

Abbey St Lwr will be closed between O'Connell St and Marlborough St to traffic until Sun 1st Mar to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place for motorists. Pedestrian access and local access will not be affected.

Due to works at the Dawson St/ Nassau St jct buses can no longer use Suffolk St and to facilitate this, Dublin Bus have made changes to a number of their routes. Detailed updates of the routes affected can be found below and also http://www.dublinbus.ie/

There will be no access to Marlborough St from either Talbot St or Abbey St until Sun 1st March. The Dublin Bus stop on Talbot St will not be in use as a result and during this time Routes 27a, 29a, 31/a, 32, 32x and 130 will be diverted via Gardiner St Lwr, Seán McDermott St & Marlborough St. A replacement Stop will be provided on Marlborough Street. All Bus Eireann services currently turning left onto Abbey St Lwr from O’Connell St southbound will be diverted via Cathal Brugha St and Marlborough St. A replacement stop will be provided on Marlborough St.

Talbot St will be closed between Gardiner St and Marlborough St until 1st Mar. This is to facilitate Luas Cross City works. Diversions will be in place via Gardiner Street, Sean Mac Dermott Street Upper and Marlborough Street. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

There is no left turn from Dawson St to Nassau St until mid June. This ban affects Public Service vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and goods vehicles. Bear in mind that buses will no longer use Suffolk St and as a result, the following Dublin Bus routes are affected: 7b/d, 11, 25x, 32x, 37, 38a/b, 39/a, 41x, 46a, 66x, 67x, 84x, 116, 118, 145. This diversion affects these routes in the inbound direction only. Route 25/a/b will be re-routed from Merrion Sq. via Merrion Sq., North, Clare St., Lincoln Place, Westland Row, & Pearse St in the outbound direction. Inbound remains unchanged. A double bus lane on Pearse St has also been introduced. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on Camden St at the Bleeding Horse due to these works with the following Dublin Bus routes affected inbound and outbound as a result: 14, 15a/b, 140, 142.

Dawson St is reduced to one lane from the St Stephen’s Green jct to South Anne St jct, while works take place at various locations along the road. Dawson St will remain open to traffic and car parks in the area will be accessible, however those using the route as a through way should consider the new right turn on Merrion Row to avoid delays. A 24 hour tow truck will be in operation to ensure traffic movement. Visit the Luas Cross City website for full details.

Suffolk St is closed between Nassau St and Duke St until Thurs 30th April. Traffic on Dawson St wishing to travel on Nassau St to access Suffolk St and Grafton St will be diverted via Nassau St, Leinster St South, Lincoln Place, Westland Row, Pearse St, College St, College Green, Trinity St and St Andrew St.

Works are also ongoing at Kildare St/ St. Stephen’s Green North, Harcourt St / St. Stephen’s Green South, Lincoln Place / Leinster St South, Leinster St South / Clare St / Merrion Square. These works are expected to continue until the end of 2016. Additional bus lanes will be introduced on Pearse St as part of the ongoing works. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on the section of Camden St Upper between its jcts with Harcourt Rd and Charlotte Way while works continue.

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Roadwatch Radio Reports

Today Fm
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:25, 8:00, 8:30, 8:50
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:45, 17:15, 17:45, 18:15, 18:45
  • Saturday
    11:30, 12:30, 13:30
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:20, 7:45, 8:15, 8:50,
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:20, 16:45, 17:20, 18:15
  • Saturday
    8:40, 9:15, 9:45, 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Sunday
  • 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:45, 7:05, 7:30, 8:05,
  • 8:30
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:20, 17:05, 17:30, 18:05, 18:30 
  • Sunday


  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8.00, 8:30 
  • Evening Rush Hour
  • 16.30,17:00, 17:20, 17:40, 18:00, 18:30
  • Sunday
  • 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30

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