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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 03/05/2015 16:39

TRAVEL

Today and tomorrow (4th) all Irish Rail Connolly (Dublin) to Belfast services will operate between Drogheda and Belfast only with bus transfers operating between Connolly and Drogheda. 

MAIN TRAFFIC

TIPPERARY: The M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd has reopened both ways following a collision on the northbound carriageway before J26 Nenagh West. 

TIPPERARY/ OFFALY: Gardaí are warning motorists of dangerous driving conditions on the M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd between J23 Moneygall and J22 Roscrea, in both directions. 

CLARE: The N67 Kilkee/ Kilrush Rd will remain closed in both directions just outside Kilkee until further notice. This is due to a crash. Diversions are in place.

SLIGO/ MAYO: A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the N59 Sligo/ Galway Rd between Ballysadare and Ballina from 9am to 6pm each day until Fri 8th May.

CORK: The Buttevant/ Doneraile Rd (R522) is closed in Buttevant at the Main St Jct for works until Fri 5th June. Diversions are in place. Local access will be maintained.

LIMERICK: A stop/go system is in place on the N21 Tralee/ Limerick Rd at Newcastle West. Works will be in place there until Fri 19th June.


CITY TRAFFIC

LIMERICK: The Great Limerick Run is under way in Limerick City. Road closures are in place along the route and delays can be expected. (See EVENTS)

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well in Galway City Centre at this stage.

A section of Lough Atalia Rd is closed between the Fairgreen Rd jct and the rear entrance of Ceannt Station until Fri 29th May. A one-way system is in place on the remainder of Lough Atalia Rd, as well as on Fairgreen Rd and College Rd. Expect major delays as a result of these works.

CORK: No major issues for traffic in Cork City Centre currently.

WATERFORD: There are no major delays or incidents to report for traffic in Waterford City Centre.

Works are ongoing on Newtown Rd and the Dunmore Rd between The People's Park and the Ardkeen R/A until Fri 10th July. Expect delays.

EVENTS

LIMERICK: The Great Limerick Run is underway in Limerick City. Road closures are in place along the route. O'Connell St, Roches St and Thomas St are closed until 6pm. Georges Quay is closed until 9pm. O’ Connell Ave, Sexton St and the Ennis Rd are closed between 2am to 3pm on Sunday . Diversions will be in place.

LIMERICK/ KERRY:
 
Cycle Against Suicide is travelling from Raheen in Limerick to Tralee in Kerry today. The cycle is travelling along the N69. It will depart from Tarbert at 3pm and will finish in Tralee at approx. 6pm.

LIMERICK: Riverfest takes place in Limerick City until tomorrow (4th). Events will take place across the weekend including the Riverfest BBQ from midday today and the Fireworks Display on at 9:45pm tonight from King John’s Castle. Road closures and parking restrictions are in place today to facilitate the Great Limerick Run. Expect extra traffic and pedestrians in the city centre.

Road closures are in place along the following roads to facilitate Riverfest. Between 6am and 2:30pm Barrington St, Pery’s Sq, Upr Hartstonge St and Catherine Place wil close. Closures are in place until 6pm along Shannon St, Roches St, O’ Connell St, Bedford Rowe, Georges Quay, Lwr Cecil St, Thomas St, Sarsfield St and Sarsfield Bridge. Closures will are in place until 5pm on Ennis Rd, O’Callaghan Strand, North Circular Rd (to its jct with Sarsfield Bridge, Lwr Shelbourne Rd, Cratloe Rd and Condell Rd). Howleys Quay and Henry St are closed until 3pm. Clancy Strand is closed until 3pm. Georges Quay is closed until 9am tomorrow (4th). Temporary parking restrictions will be in place to facilitate Riverfest on the following roads: New Road, Lwr Griffin St, Upper Gerald Griffin St, Parnell St, Boherbuoy, Greenfields Rd between from 2am to 1pm. Mallow St from 2am to 2pm. From 2am to 3pm O’ Connell Ave and Glentworth St have parking restrictions in the area.

LOUTH: Vantastival takes place at Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth until later today. Over 100 musical acts can be seen over the weekend at Vantastival. Bellurgan Park is located approximately 5km off the M1 Dublin/ Belfast Rd at J18 Carlingford. The car park will be located very close to the festival site and will be signposted. Motorists can expect delays on the Ballymascanlon/ Greenore Rd (R173).

SLIGO: An Post Tour of Sligo takes place today from IT Sligo to Hazelwood between 3pm and 4pm. 2000 are making their way from IT Sligo at 9am going across Hughes Bridge to Strandhill, Ballisodare, Ballina Rd towards Hungry Rock, Coolaney, Cloonacool , Dromore West, Collooney, Ballintogher and Dromahair, all on public roads. Participants will make their way along the Newtownmanor-Sligo Rd (R286) before finishing up at IT Sligo at 5pm.Motorists are advised to take care along this route.

SLIGO: Racing takes place at the Sligo Racecourse today. The first race is off at 2.20pm and the last race is at 5.40pm.Sligo Racecourse is located at Cleveragh, 1km from Sligo town centre just off the Pearse Road. Expect extra traffic in the area before and after the event.

ANTRIM: Antrim take on Laois in the Leinster SHC round 1 this afternoon at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. Throw in is at 3.30pm. Delays can be expected in the surrounding area before and after the match.

TIPPERARY: Cork take on Waterford in the NHL Division 1 final at Semple Stadium later today. Throw in is at 3.30pm. Semple Stadium is located just off the Nenagh Rd (R498) in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Extra traffic can be expected in the town before and after the event.

WESTMEATH: Westmeath take on Carlow in the Leinster SHC round 1 this afternoon at Cusack Park, Mullingar. Throw in is at 3.30pm. The main entrance to Cusack Park is located on Friars Mill Rd in Mullingar. Extra traffic than usual can be expected through Mullingar before and after the event.

ROADWORKS

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights are in operation on the N59 Galway/ Clifden Rd in Moycullen. Works will continue there until December.

WICKLOW: A stop/go system is in place north of Rathdrum at Glasnarget Bridge to facilitate bridge repairs until approx. Fri 15th May. Delays can be expected as a result.

WICKLOW:The M11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd is down to one lane both ways 2km north of the Beehive until Fri 28th Aug due to works. Care is needed in the area as motorists get used to the new layout.

KILDARE: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the Naas/ Kilcullen Rd (R448) at Piper’s Hill until December.

KILKENNY: Works are taking place on the N77 Kilkenny/ Portlaoise Rd at Ballyragget Village until May and Ballynaslee until Sept. Traffic delays can be expected.

WESTMEATH: The hard shoulder and left lanes of the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd are closed in both directions between J8 Athlone East and J7 Moate West until Fri 19th June for works. Take extra caution along this stretch of road.

WESTMEATH: A stop/go system is in place on the Ballymahon Rd, at Crescent jct until Fri 8th May due to works.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd in Ballysadare between Millview Park and Shanagolden until early June. Delays can be expected.

CLARE: Strand Line in Kilkee is closed between the O'Connell St and Minister's Place jcts until Wed 6th May for works. Traffic will be one way southbound on Erin St from Market St to O'Connell St.

LIMERICK: Works are taking place on the Dublin Rd in Annacotty from 9:30am to 7:30pm daily until approx Fri 29th May. Temporary traffic lights and a stop/go system are in operation to facilitate the works.

CORK: The local road to the Gortnaclohy Resevoir in Skibbereen will be closed from 8am to 6pm daily until Fri 15th May to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place.

CORK: Gortnaclohy Drive in Skibbereen will be closed for works at its jct with High St until Fri 15th May from 8am to 6pm each day. Diversions will be in place.

CORK: The Mallow/ Coachford Rd (R619) will be closed at Clydaville, outside Mallow, from Newberry Crossroads to Clyda Bridge until Fri 5th June from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Diversions will be in place.

CORK: Works are in place on the N22 Cork/ Killarney Rd in Macroom town until approx Fri 8th May. The final stage of the works will take place just north of Macroom until Fri 15th May. Delays are likely so allow additional time for your journey.

CORK: The N73 Mallow/ Mitchelstown Rd is closed for works until Fri 8th May, from Oliver's Cross outside Mallow to the Kildorrery Rd R/A on the N73 Mitchelstown Relief Rd. Diversions are in place.

TIPPERARY: A traffic management system will be in place for works at the Streame R/A on the Limerick Rd in Nenagh from 8am to 8pm daily until the end of May.

TIPPERARY: Works are taking place on the N24 Waterford/ Limerick Rd, approx. 3km on the Clonmel side of Carrick on Suir until Fri 29th May. Traffic is down to one lane for the duration of the works.

SLIGO: Works take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd at Owenbeg until the end of May. A stop/ go system will be in place. Expect some delays.

LONGFORD/ WESTMEATH: Roadworks are in place on the N55 Cavan/ Athlone Rd from Edgeworthstown to Ballymahon from 9am to 6pm each day until Fri 8th May.


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