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It’s MONDAY MORNING – time to get back to reality for another five days.

We’ll be here until 9am – bringing all the traffic and travel info to get you to where you need to go. 

Good morning everybody!

Cormac Fitzgerald here bringing you all the traffic and travel info you need to make it to work this morning.

If you have a travel tip or see something nice on your commute – you can send it to me cormac@thejournal.ie, tips@thejournal.ie, tweet me @cormfitz or just leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you.

Okay, here we go…

Right, let’s start with the weather:

In case you haven’t noticed – it’s cold.

Early morning frost is present in parts of Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster.

Sunny spell will develop as the morning goes on – but many areas will stay cloudy in the south.

There will be showers (some wintry) in parts of Connacht and Ulster throughout the day with afternoon temperatures anywhere between six to nine degrees celsius and fresh winds of around 25 km/h.

Now, let’s take a look at the main traffic in Dublin:

Slow on the Lucan Rd from the M50 Interchange through to Palmerstown.

M50 southbound traffic is slow now from J7 Lucan to J10 Ballymount. Northbound traffic is moving well.

Inbound on St John’s Rd West there are delays approaching Heuston Station.

Traffic is busy on the North Quays from Arran Quay to Bachelors Walk.

It’s quite slow now on the Navan Rd inbound from before the railway bridge to Ashtown R/A.

On the Swords Rd, there are delays inbound from Whitehall Church to Drumcondra.

There are delays on the Phibsborough Rd inbound from Harts Corner to Doyle’s Corner.

It’s busy on Guild St from Seville Place through to Samuel Beckett Bridge.

It’s slow now from Fairview inbound as far as the Five Lamps.

Along the Grand Canal, it’s busy eastbound from Portobello to Leeson St.

Looks like there’s been a breakdown on the N4 Lucan road heading inbound at J3 Lucan.

The middle lane is blocked so expect delays from J4 Newcastle.

A signal fault at Hazelhatch between Kildare and Dublin had meant train delays on Irish Rail – but looks like it’s been fixed.

If your commuting by train, rest assured, delays should ease shortly.

In one of this morning’s more exciting developments, it seems as though a truck in Meath was blocking traffic on the Kilmoon/Drogheda Rd (R152).

But don’t worry! Some efficient road clearers have, erm, cleared the road…

Phew!

City centre traffic is building it seems.

Latest info shows slow movement on the northside quays (what’s new).

Congestion on O’Connell bridge and, of course, D’Olier street.

traffic town Source: Google Maps

Has anyone ever been stuck in traffic on a bus on D’Olier street as it tries to pull across lanes into the stop? It’s not a happy experience, I’ll tell you that much…

What’s worse than Monday morning blues?

Post-midterm Monday morning blues:

Paul Daly is reporting heavy traffic on the M7 at Junction 11, heading (we assume) towards Dublin.

junction 11 Source: Google Maps

And wouldn’t you know it – the map says just the same.

Stay strong, Paul.

For any Corkonians looking for a heads up with traffic, here’s the latest from AA Roadwatch (in handy, bullet point form):

  • Busy both ways on the N28 Ringaskiddy Rd at Carrs Hill.
  • As ever, delays approaching the Dunkettle Interchange.
  • Traffic is currently moving well around Cork city

Check for any updates on theaa.ie 

Hey, guess what week it is?

Yep, you’ve got it – the last week in the general election campaign!

We’re on the home stretch now. Time for people who don’t pay attention to politics to start paying attention now.

A good place to start is by catching up on all of our election coverage so far.

With only four short days to go until polling day, there’s still no clear indication of what kind of government will be formed after the votes are cast.

This morning’s latest poll puts Fianna Fáil on the rise, while Sinn Féin is slipping. Fine Gael is still looking like the most popular party, but will it be enough.

So, what do you think. Will we have a happy Enda?

download Source: Eamon Farrell

Or will we have a sad Enda?

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Only time will tell.

Did you see the sunrise today?

Well, now you can courtesy of TheJournal - and she’s a beaut! (ignore the smudges)

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Hey, it’s not raining. Maybe Monday morning’s not so bad after all…

That breakdown has been cleared on the N4 Lucan Road inbound at J3 Lucan.

 

There are still delays though – but hopefully they will ease up soon.

There’s been a collision on the right lane of the N11 – heading northbound after Junction 11 Drummin.

No indication yet how many vehicles are involved but expect heavy traffic on the approach from J11 Greystones.

Were you one of those 90,000 commuters affected by the Luas strikes last week?

If so, you’re probably riding a Luas right now.

Well, I have big news for you courtesy of the Luas…

Yep.

I know Monday morning’s are bad, everyone. But please, spare a thought for Shane:

shane

Grim.

Traffic starting to heat up now on all the usual spots in Dublin…

The M50 at Blanchardstown Roundabout is looking busy enough:

site16Camera80 (1) Source: Dublin city traffic cam

The M50 at Ballymun is also starting to to get busy:

site16Camera82 Source: Dublin city traffic

But the M1 and Malahide Estuary is naturally the busiest of all…

site16Camera91 Source: Dublin city traffic

It seems another breakdown has been cleared off the N4 at Junction 3.

The busy workers at GSJ Maintenance are now with a breakdown on the N3 after Junction 3.

Keep up the good work, lads…

You’d know the midterm is over anyway.

We’ve got reports of long delays in Castlemartyr in Cork, with commuters being advised to allow for extra time on their journeys.

Here is Drumcondra road traffic:

drumcondra Source: Google Maps

And here is Drumcondra road traffic:

site16Camera27 Source: Dublin city traffic cam

The point of this double-visual display?

Traffic is heavy in Drumcondra.

Another breakdown on the N3 Navan road heading inbound between J3 Clonsilla and J2 Blanchardstown.

It’s blocking the median so be careful when approaching.

Let’s see what’s going on in G-G-G-Galway (once again through the medium of bullet points).

  • Delays inbound on the Dublin road.
  • Slow on the Headford road inbound.
  • Also slow inbound on the uam road.
  • But there are no major delays around Galway city.

The general theme of traffic in Galway? It’s quite slow…

HOORAY!

That collision has been cleared from the N11 northbound after Junction 10 Drummin.

Traffic is now starting to ease up on approach from Junction 11 Greystones.

This will be good news to any Wicklownians (is that a word?) commuting into Dublin.

But wait, there’s more…

The breakdown on the N3 inbound between J3 Clonsilla and J2 Blanchardstown has also been cleared.

Good news.

Is there anybody out there (out there… out there…)?

If you’re stuck in traffic, wedged on a train or bus or standing on the Luas – why not send me a pic?

You can email me cormac@thejournal.ie, tweet me @cormfitz or leave a message at the bottom of the page.

(Obviously, don’t do this while driving)

Let’s see what’s in the news today…

Everyone’s talking about the Brexit – with London’s outspoken mayor Boris Johnson having announced last night that he will campaign for Britain to leave to EU.

A man has been arrested in Michigan, accused of shooting dead six people during a killing spree.

And, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s really cold. And Met Éireann is telling us that temperatures will dip to freezing tomorrow.

Also, it’s Monday.

There it is… Dublin city.

It’s looking like your typical Monday morning gridlock is in full swing now.

That classic D’Olier street bus trap (where I have lost so many minutes of my life) seems to be fully red.

The north quays are completely backed up it seems, all the way from Smithfield to O’Connell street.

Nearly there, guys…

dubcity

Two more updates from the AA before we go:

There’s been a breakdown on the M50 southbound between the M1/M50 interchange and J1 Ballymun. It’s blocking the hard shoulder and left lane – so take care.

In Derry the A2 Culmore road has been re-opened between the Greenhaw road and Pennyburn following a serious crash last night.

Well everyone, it’s getting to that time where the sun is rising high in the air and the day is set to begin proper.

I think if we can take anything from this morning’s action, it’s this: Traffic is heavy.

Let’s round up the traffic situation once more before the parting of ways:

Dublin

  • Busy on the north quays.
  • Delays inbound on St John’s road west.
  • Busy on the Stillorgan road.
  • Busy both ways on the M50

For full updates check out theaa.ie

I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the same so be sure to check out the post (and send some shanps too!)

That’s it – go forth, live long and prosper.

giphy Source: ANGELORVM.TUMBLR.COM

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