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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 28/02/2015 23:13



Met Eireann Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo until 6am Sunday (1st) with gusts of up to 130km/h possible.

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford until 2am Sunday (1st) with wind gusts of over 90km/h possible.

High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. Be particularly mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Wind blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular.


GALWAY: There are no major delays to report in Galway City Centre.

LIMERICK: Traffic is moving well in Limerick City Centre.

CORK: There are no major delays or incidents to report around Cork City.

Works will operate on the N28 Carrigaline Rd at the Bloomfield Interchange until Fri 6th March. Expect some delays.

WATERFORD: Traffic is moving well in Waterford City Centre.

Traffic on the Quay between Penrose Lane and Hanover St has been reduced to one lane in both directions because of works on going until mid March to facilitate installation of cycle and bus lanes. After these works are complete, traffic will permanently remain down to one lane both ways at that part of the Quay.


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. Check with Irish Rail's timetable before heading to the train station. For further information, see here.


KERRY: The annual Labour Party Conference takes place at the I.N.E.C. Killarney, until Sunday (1st). Delays expected in the area as a result.

GALWAY: Galway host Laois in Division 2 of the NFL on Sun 1st March at Tuam Stadium, Galway. Kick off is at 2pm. The main entrance to Tuam Stadium is just off on Vicar St, near Barrack St. It's not far from the N83 Dunmore Rd and the N17 Galway Rd. Expect delays through Tuam before and after the event.

GALWAY: Connacht take on Benetton Treviso in round 16 of the Pro 12 at the Sportsground, Galway on Sun 1st March. Kick-Off is at 5.15pm. The Sportsground is located on College Rd, not far from the N6/ Dublin Rd and a short distance from Eyre Square. Delays can be expected in the area around the stadium before and after the event.

DONEGAL: Donegal play Cork in Division 1 of the NFL in Fr Tierney Park, Ballyshannon, on Sunday 1st March. Throw in is at 2pm. Delays are likely in the vicinity of the stadium as a result.

ROSCOMMON: Roscommon take on Meath in Division 2 of the NFL on Sunday 1st March at Dr Hyde Park. Kick off is at 1pm. Dr Hyde Park is located on the Athlone Road beside the Roscommon County Hospital. Extra traffic can be expected through Roscommon Town before and after the event.Bus Éireann operate a regular service to Roscommon. Irish Rail: Roscommon town is serviced by the Dublin to Westport train.

KERRY: Kerry host Dublin in Division 1 of the NFL at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday 1st March. Kick off is at 2pm. Fitzgerald Stadium is located just outside Killarney, at the top of Lewis Rd.Killarney is accessible on the main Bus Éireann and Irish Rail Routes. Expect extra traffic in Killarney before and after the event.

MEATH: Racing will take place at Navan Racecourse on Sunday 1st March. The first race is at 2.20pm and the last is at 5.20pm.  Navan Racecourse is situated 3km outside Navan on the Kingscourt Road (R162). Delays can be expected on the M3 Kells/Clonee Rd and through the town before and after the event.

Kildare take on Westmeath in Division 2 of the NFL in Newbridge on Sunday 1st March. Throw in is at 2pm. St Conleths GAA grounds are located just off Main St in Newbridge, on the old Kildare/Dublin Rd. Delays can be expected through Newbridge before and after the event.

Mayo will play Monaghan in Division 1 of the NFL at MacHale Park on Sunday 1st March. Throw in is at 2pm. The main entrance to Castlebar Gaelic grounds is located on Factory Rd/MacHale Rd, just off the N5/Dublin Rd.

St. Oliver Plunketts GAA club will hold a 5k Fun Run in Drogheda on Sun 1st March from 10.30am until 11.30am. Gardai will operate a rolling road block and some minor delays are expected for traffic.


CORK: Expect delays on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd at Buttevant due to ongoing works in place until Sept.

GALWAY: A stop/ go system is in place for works on the N17 Galway/ Sligo Rd between Tuam and Milltown until Fri 6th March. Expect some delays along this route and motorists should allow additional time for your journey.

LIMERICK: Works take place on the N24 Limerick/ Tipperary Rd near Dromkeen until late April. Expect some delays.

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

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N24 Limerick/ Waterford Rd between Kilshane House and Bansha for works from 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri until Mon 16th March.

KILDARE: Works take place at the M4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd westbound at the toll plaza between Kilcock and Enfield until Mon 9th Mar. The express lane of the toll plaza will be closed to facilitate these works.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights are in action on the N59 Galway/ Clifden Rd in Moycullen until Dec.These works have been causing long delays during rush hour traffic so allow additional time for your journey.

GALWAY: Works will take place on the N18 Galway/ Limerick Rd between Cregannamore and Hillpark from 9:15am until 4:30pm Mon to Fri until Fri 17th April. Delays can be expected.

LAOIS: The Johnstown/ Borris in Ossory Rd (R435) will be closed in Rathdowney between Pound St and Harp Rd until April for ongoing works. Diversions will be in place via Durrow. 

CORK: The N71 Cork/ Killarney Rd will be closed at Releagh, just north of Glengarriff, until Fri 6th March from 9:30am to 5pm each day, Mon to Fri.

CORK: Lane restrictions will be in place on the Glengarriff/ Castletown Rd (Bearhaven Rd/ R572) at Derreeny until Fri 6th March for works. Expect delays.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd in Ballysadare between Millview Park and Shanagolden until early May. 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 19th June for works. Take extra care along this stretch of road.

CLARE: Strand Line in Kilkee will be 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.

TIPPERARY: Temporary traffic lights and a rolling stop/go system will be in place on the Birdhill/ Nenagh Rd (R445) from 7:30am to 7:30pm until April. Bear in mind that there will also be a stop/go system in place at Yellow Bridge during this time. Allow plenty of time for your journey if on route.

TIPPERARY: Works take place on the Limerick Rd (R445) in Nenagh from Stereame R/A to Tullahedy R/A from 8am to 8pm each day until mid March. Temporary traffic lights will be in place. Expect some delays.

TIPPERARY: Works are in place on the Cahir/ Mitchelstown Rd (R639) at Glengarra Wood until Fri 17th April. A traffic management system and reduced speed limit will operate along this route.

TIPPERARY: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the N74 Cashel/ Tipperary Rd through Thomastown until Thurs 30th April.

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.

WICKLOW: Works are in place on the N11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd at the Beehive until approx. April. Delays can be expected.

WICKLOW: Diversions are in place on the N11 Wexford/ Dublin Rd at Jack Whites due to ongoing works in place until March. Motorists are being diverted along a new alignment through to the new R/A before rejoining the existing N11. These works have caused delays particularly during rush hours so bear that in mind.

DONEGAL: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Mill Rd and Pole Rd in Dungloe until mid March.

CAVAN: Works take place on College St in Cavan Town between the James Connolly St jct and Ballinagh Rd jct until approx Fri 13th March. Long delays are expected and road users are advised to use alternative routes. Expect delays.

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