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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Delays

All time
# Delayed
Marathon Cabinet meeting on abortion comes to an end after four hours
Several cabinet members have yet to publicly state their stances on the referendum.
# New Rules
Ryanair says 'non-priority boarding' customers will have to place second carry-on bag in hold
The move is a bid to “speed up the boarding of flights and eliminate flight delays”.
# Delayed
Number of Irish flights delayed as UK hit by snow and icy conditions
Passengers are being urged to check with their airline to see if they are affected.
# Delay
Children's hospitals experiencing significant delays after outbreak of viral infection
A number of elective procedures had to be cancelled as a result.
# Irish Rail
Knock-on delays for Dart services during Friday rush hour after incident at Sydney Parade
Service is suspended between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.
# Delays
Train delays on northern line as emergency services attend incident
Customers are being told that Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets.
# stranded commuters
Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute
For three weeks in April, industrial action at the company brought the State-run transport services to a halt.
# Delays
Dart delayed on northbound and southbound routes after truck hits bridge
Images show a loaded truck stopped at the bridge next to Grand Canal Dock station.
# heavy delays
'A monumental disaster': Runners critical of bad organisation and traffic chaos at Dublin Half Marathon
The half marathon was due to kick off today at Newbridge House in Donabate in north county Dublin at 9am.
# rerouting
Ryanair will book passengers onto rival airlines - but says it probably won't need to
Ryanair last week announced it plans to cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks.
# Derailed
No normal Dart service until tomorrow morning after 'low speed derailment' at Dun Laoghaire
There are currently no services between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.
# Iarnród Éireann
Train from Sligo to Connolly delayed for up to 35 minutes after bridge hit
Iarnród Éireann is currently in the process of seeking solutions to reduce the number of railway bridges being hit.
# Delays
Abused children being made wait five years before court case over
Support charity Cari believes “a five-year time span out of a child’s life is too long”.
# Tightened security
'Are we ever going to get home?': Delays at European airport left family of six stranded overnight
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# significant disruption
Going to Croker next weekend? Luas works mean you should 'avoid the city centre completely'
Gardaí say that members of the public should only use public transport to access the city centre next bank holiday weekend.
# Delays
Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases
The Legal Aid Board says it’s forced to make the changes because of budgetary constraints.
# numbers boost
An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September
Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.
# Rush Hour
Tractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters
There was massive disruption to services between Sligo and Maynooth this evening.
# disability act
Children aged three forced to wait two years for assessment, despite legal 3 month deadline
Early intervention is absolutely crucial to ensure that children with disabilities are properly looked after and have services provided for them.
# it failure
British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'
All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.
# full pay
The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended
“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.
Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services return to normal after rush hour chaos
Hundreds of thousands of passengers were affected by this morning’s cancellations.
# commuter chaos
Union boss urges secondary picketers to desist, says action not sanctioned
In a statement, Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was “actively monitoring” the situation.
# bus eireann strike
Chaos for commuters with severe disruption to Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services this morning
The companies said it is due to “orchestrated picketing” associated with Bus Éireann strike.
# Day 6
Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House
It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.
# Update
Major disruption to Irish Rail services as some workers refuse to pass Bus Éireann picket
There are significant effects for services in Cork, in particular.
# Truck Strike
Maynooth line trains delayed for up to an hour after truck crashes into bridge
Crews have removed some rock from the rail line.
# public order incident
Man arrested after pulling Luas emergency lever causing injury to passengers
There are delays on the tram service this morning as a result.
# left in limbo
Backlog at WRC means people are waiting up to 4 years for employment cases to be heard
One woman has been waiting four years to have her case heard at the Equality Tribunal.
# Delays
Two separate multi-vehicle crashes on N25 just 15 minutes apart
No serious injuries have been reported.
# Fatal Crash
Pedestrian knocked down and killed by articulated lorry on M50
The M50 operators have urged motorists to avoid the area if possible.
# Rush Hour
Trains running again on Maynooth line after man struck and killed
Services are running behind schedule.
CCTV footage catches a 4X4 pulling down the gates at a level crossing
The incident happened in Barberstown, Co Kildare.
# suspended flights
Significant delays at Belfast Airport after plane gets stuck on runway
All flights were suspended, but the airport is now taking inbound aircraft.
# London City Airport
Black Lives Matter protesters who locked themselves together on London runway arrested
A Cityjet flight that was due to arrive in Dublin at 8am was cancelled.
# Delays
Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road
The delays in turnaround times are being blamed on overcrowding issues in hospitals.
# Gridlock
Delays begin to ease at Dover as port chief says he is 'ashamed' about tailbacks
Holidaymakers were stuck for over 15 hours in their cars at the port of Dover yesterday due to heightened entry checks by French border police.
# bumper to bumper
Traffic gridlock in Dublin on hottest day as Port Tunnel closes and bus breaks down
One side of the tunnel has reopened as delays of up to an hour were reported.
# grounded
Irish travellers hoping to avoid worst of major European flight disruption
Air traffic staff in the country will be on strike today.
# no fun
Heading home? Services on the DART line going north are not running
Expect delays.