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Dublin Summary Report

Last Updated: 31/07/2015 22:58


No major delays for traffic in Dublin City Centre

Traffic is moving well on the M50 in both directions. 


The Bodyguard takes place at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre until Saturday (1st Aug). The show starts each evening at 7.30pm. A matinee show takes place at 2.30pm Saturday (1st Aug). Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located on Cardiff Lane in the city. Delays can be expected on Macken St as a result.

The Dublin Horse Show takes place at the RDS Arena from Saturday 1st  to Sunday 9th August.  Large crowds are expected to attend each day. Doors at the RDS Concert Hall entrance open at 7am and the Main Hall entrance opens at 9am. The RDS is situated in Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, between The Four Seasons Hotel and Herbert Park on Merrion Rd. Simmonscourt Rd will be closed from 7am until 8pm until Sunday. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount; on Shelbourne Rd and Pembroke Rd. However, the heaviest traffic is likely on Merrion Rd and Anglesea Rd. Motorists on the N11 wishing to access Sandymount Ave or Serpentine Ave should redirect via Ailesbury Rd and Merrion Rd.

Atmosphere Festival will take place on Sat 1st Aug 2015 at Newtownsmith, Dún Laoghaire from 2pm until 6pm. Expect a high volume of pedestrians in the area. The first ever Atmosphere event will be a celebration of Balloons, Kites and Flight. Newtownsmith will be transformed with wonderful eye catching sculptures and displays made only of latex balloons and kite enthusiasts showing off their latest creations and stunt skills and a chance for visitors to build their own balloon models and kites.

The Beatyard Music Festival takes place in Dun Laoghaire on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd August. Harbour Rd will be closed between 2pm and midnight each day to facilitate the event. Coal Quay and West Pier Harbours will be open. The underground car park at the terminal will be closed. Gardai are advising people attending the event to use public transport. Dublin Bus provides a number of services to Dun Laoghaire. There are also regular Irish Rail DART services to the seaside town.

As part of the 2016 Centenary Programme, a State Ceremonial event will take place at Glasnevin Cemetery on Sat 1st August. The event gets underway at 10:30am. People attending are advised do so by public transport, as parking will not be available in the vicinity and rolling road closures will be in place on Finglas Rd between 9am and 4pm.

There is a double header at Croke Park on Sat 1st Aug with both SFC Round 4B Qualifiers taking place. First up its Sligo and Tyrone with throw in at 4pm. Then at 6pm, Donegal take on Galway. Croke Park is situated in Drumcondra on the northside of Dublin. Traffic restrictions will be in place and delays can be expected in Drumcondra and in the surrounding area. A full Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely.


Percy Place will close from Haddington Rd to Huband Bridge on Sat 1st Aug from 6am until 6pm. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Finglas Rd, from Ballyboggan Rd to Prospect Ave, will be closed from 9:30am to 2pm on Sat 1st Aug, due to works.

Inchicore Rd will be closed daily between SCR Jct and west of Kilmainham Gaol until 6am Saturday1st August.

St. Peter’s Terrace, Glasthule, is closed from the Adelaide Rd jct until Fri 14th Aug for works. Local access will be maintained.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on Shanganagh Rd near Ballybrack Village until approx. Sat 15th Aug.

Overnight works will take place on the Dundrum Bypass at the Main St jct between 9:30pm and 6am the following morning until Mon 17th Aug.

Works take place on Cross Ave, Blackrock near the Mount Merrion Ave jct until Mon 4th Aug.

Waltham Terrace, Blackrock is closed from Mount Merrion Ave to Green Rd until Fri 2nd Oct for works. Diversions will be signposted.

As part of the ongoing works on Frascati Rd/ Temple Hill which are due to continue until August,  there will be no right turn from Temple Hill onto Newtownpark Ave. A diversion route will be in place via Stradbrook Rd, Dean’s Grange Rd, Brookville Park and Benamore Rd.

Dominick Place will close from its jct with Dominick St Lwr to Granby Lane until midnight on Thurs 1st Oct. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained. This road closure is to facilitate Luas Cross City works.

Eaton Way in Rathcoole will be closed until Mon 12th Oct between Main St and Eaton Terrace. Diversions will be signposted.

Wicklow St is closed from Clarendon St jct to Grafton St jct until midnight Sun 6th Sept for works. Diversions are in place.

Church Rd is closed between East Rd and Killan Rd until midnight on Sun 8th Nov due to ongoing works. Diversions are in place.

Johnson's Court is closed from Grafton St to Clarendon St between 6pm and 9am each night until Fri 14th Aug to facilitate works. It will also be closed each Sunday from 9am to 6pm until Sun 9th Aug.


Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions at College Green until later this year. This work is expected to cause considerable and unavoidable disruption to this part of the city centre. As a result, motorists are advised to avoid the area. Bear in mind that the College Green Bus Gate remains in place from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10am and from 4pm to 7pm.

Suffolk St is closed until Tues 1st Sept. 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. The Bus Gate on Nassau St, from Dawson St to Suffolk St, is also closed during this period.

There is no left turn from Dawson St to Nassau St until early 2017. 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 St Stephen’s Green to South Anne St, 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.

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.


The southbound onramp and the northbound offramp at J17 M11 will be closed until 6am Saturday 1st August.

The southbound onramp and the northbound offramp will be closed at J12 Firhouse until 6am Saturday 1st August. Diversions via J11 Tallaght.

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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
    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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