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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Traffic

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Clampdown
Clarendon Steet remains Dublin's worst blackspot for illegal parking
Clamping rates in the capital rose by 10% last year.
Last year
2022
# Dublin
Capel Street shop owners claim more council effort needed to make pedestrianisation a success
‘The street will rot if there isn’t a full development to pedestrianisation or a reversal,’ one business owner said
# Cork
21-year-old charged in connection with road traffic incidents including damaging a Garda car
Woodside was also charged with driving without a licence and insurance and of failing to give Gardai his name.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you noticed more traffic today?
Many schools are reopening today or later this week.
# north strand
Inbound private cars banned from major Dublin road starting Monday
The North Strand road alterations will be in place until next year to facilitate the building of bike and bus lanes.
# Jack Lynch Tunnel
Tractor towing stack of three trucks triggers traffic jam in Cork’s Jack Lynch tunnel
Three trucks stacked on top of each other were being pulled by a tractor that tried to enter the Jack Lynch tunnel today.
# Dublin
Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic delays in the area are expected.
All time
# Mica redress
Mica protesters vow to continue demonstrations if 100% redress demands not met
Tens of thousands protested in Dublin calling for full redress.
Tens of thousands protested in Dublin calling for full redress.
Campaigners say they are considering running candidates in the next election
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said details of redress scheme would not be ready in time for the budget.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?
The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.
# luas M50 woes
Planning watchdog warns of negative impacts of numerous developments in south Dublin on M50 and Luas line
The OPR has criticised a new draft development plan by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
# Cross Guns Bridge
Traffic diversions in place after 'sinkhole' appears on Phibsborough Road
The hole appeared near the Cross Guns Bridge.
# Traffic
Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.
# Explainer
Why is Brexit impacting deliveries to Ireland, and what else is being held up?
How exactly is Brexit affecting food supply chains and trade routes – and will things settle down soon?
# a brexit jam
Trucks can be parked at Dublin Airport longterm carpark if Brexit traffic at Dublin Port overflows
No matter what happens in the ongoing Brexit talks, there’ll be major changes in how Ireland does business with the UK in 2021.
# Co Kilkenny
Man in his 40s dies in a single-vehicle collision on N76
The fatal collision occurred shortly after 11am this morning in Killamery, Callan.
# operation fanacht
Traffic levels have fallen by 15% since introduction of Level 3 nationwide, gardaí say
Operation Fanacht has established 132 Garda checkpoints nationwide as public asked to rethink their journeys.
# checkpoints
Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway
There will be fixed garda checkpoints at 132 roads across the country in the coming weeks.
# Spot Flooding
Road users urged to take extra care amid heavy rain
A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
# Public Transport
Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year
At the peak of Covid-19 restrictions traffic was down by about 78%, it’s now down by 16.3% in Dublin and 12.6% elsewhere.
# Kells
Passenger in his 20s dies after single-vehicle collision in Meath
The driver of the van was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
# Traffic
'It will be back to car city': Disagreement over reopening of most Phoenix Park gates
All gates bar one reopen from today after closing in March due to pandemic restrictions.
# Phoenix Park
OPW confirms almost all Phoenix Park gates to reopen tomorrow
Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.
Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant
There are currently 948 level crossings on the Iarnród Éireann network.
# AA analysis
Traffic on M50 'increases by 30% and petrol drops by 3c' on first week of Phase One
The government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions slightly, to allow some people to return to work, and garden centres to open.
# Covid-19
CMO warns progress could be 'undone very quickly' as data shows increase in population movement
Dr Tony Holohan said it is not certain that restrictions will be relaxed on 5 May.
# bumper to bumper
Dublin is the 6th most congested city in Europe
The capital is also ranked as the 17th most congested city in the world.
# Rush Hour
Traffic moving again on M50 but huge delays following farmers' protest during evening rush hour
It comes after the protesting farmers moved from the city centre to Dublin Port earlier this afternoon.
# Demonstration
Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port
Dozens of tractors returned to blockade streets around Leinster House yesterday.
# Road Safety
Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
# Go Slow
Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin
Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.
# Traffic
Broken down coach blocks Luas and traffic in Dublin city centre
There is no Green Line service between St Stephen’s Green and Dominick Street.
# Dublin Marathon
Major diversions in place as over 22,000 people set to take part in Dublin Marathon
Some public transport services will also be affected.
# Obstruction
Traffic moving on Dublin's M50 again after skip blocks northbound lanes
Emergency services and M50 services attended the scene.
# Dublin
College Green will be car-free today, here's what you need to know
Dublin is one of several cities marking Car Free Day 2019.
# eden quay
Heavy traffic in Dublin city centre as Eden Quay closed following collision
The incident involved a male pedestrian in his late 70s and a coach.
# to the gills
Dublin's packed Luas carried almost 42 million passengers last year
Transport Infrastructure Ireland says more trams have been ordered.
# Carrickmacross
Woman in her 50s in serious condition after car crash in Monaghan
A female in her late teens and a man in his 40s were also injured in the incident.
# in it together
All Together Now organisers 'aware' of traffic issues as festival-goers vent after long delays
Many fans complained of long delays in getting to the Waterford festival.
# Your Say
Poll: Should College Green be pedestrianised?
A trial is happening today, but some people want the move to be permanent.
# Luas Green Line
Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays
An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.