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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Gridlock

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May 2023
# Gridlock
'If everyone drives, no one gets anywhere quickly', says Minister for Transport
Minister Eamon Ryan has said that switching to electric vehicles will help reach climate targets but will not be enough to solve congestion problems.
Last year
# protesters
Hauliers protest over fuel costs ends after causing day-long disruption in Dublin
A number of hauliers and truckers were fined for obstructing roads in the docklands area of Dublin.
All time
# bumper to bumper
Severe traffic at Dublin's Port Tunnel as motorists face rain and gridlock
Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.
# Gridlock
Rain and breakdowns on the quays cause heavy traffic in Dublin city
The north quays are particularly bad.
# congestion
Dublin Airport says idea its car parks will clog the M50 is 'bizarre'
DAA wants to change the planning status of the car parks in question from temporary to permanent.
# Gridlock
Dublin council is planning a 'last-mile delivery' service to cut back on trucks and vans in the city
The local authority wants businesses to put forward suggestions for a shared freight logistics service.
# Gridlock
HGV ban lifted for Dublin city as Port Tunnel lanes closed
Removal of debris has led to the closure of the northbound bore of the tunnel.
# teething difficulties
Spending mornings waiting on a Luas you can fit on? No plans to alleviate pressure for busy Christmas period
A spokesperson for the Transport Department said ‘teething difficulties are to be expected’.
# choc-a-block
Third lane needed on N11 or Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown will begin to suffer, report finds
Any delay in road network improvements will ‘constrain growth’ and hinder productivity, finds Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
# Gridlock
Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life
Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.
# hell no we won't toll
Shane Ross says he won't add extra tolls to ease M50 traffic congestion
The measure was recommended in a report last year from the National Transport Authority.
# No Cars Go
Cork City Council has passed an "anti-car policy run by apparatchiks in Dublin"
The strategy will see the city’s main thoroughfare closed to traffic for three and a half hours a day.
# 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.
# Dover
14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France
The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.
# Gridlock
Minister: Two day Luas strike will cause "massive disruption" for Dublin commuters
The strike is set to go ahead tomorrow and last until Saturday morning.
# The Point of it all
One of the worst traffic black spots in Dublin could be getting overhauled
But another part of Dublin could be getting smaller for cars.
# Gridlock
The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...
And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…
# France
Irish skiers 'threatened by police' as airport ordeal enters second day
Holidaymakers say they were also intimidated by airport staff, and told they would have to leave the facility for an emergency shelter.
# grounded
Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid
With over 100,000 people set to descend on the centre of the capital, there will be traffic disruption. Here’s where it will be.