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Dublin: 7°C Friday 28 January 2022


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IT’S WEDNESDAY AND you’re halfway through the week.

Power through today and the weekend will be in touching distance. First, of course, you need to get where you’re going. That’s where we come in.

Morning everyone!

It’s Paul Hosford here and I’m with you until after 9am helping you get where you’re going. Got a tip?

Email paulhosford@thejournal.ie, tips@thejournal.ie or tweet me @PTHosford.

Not while driving, obviously.

We start with the weather, which isn’t pleasant but may be nicer in the afternoon.

This morning Met Éireann says that it will be rainy, windy and thundery. Those winds and rain will clear and there will be sunnier spells later today.

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Here’s how traffic looks this morning in Dublin city. Heavy around the quays and Patrick’s Street, but moving elsewhere.

And here’s Cork, which is similar. Heavy on the quays, Parnell Place and Washington Street, but not too bad elsewhere.

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On the roads, in Dublin a car has broken down on St John’s Road on the turn for Heuston South Quarter and a collision on the N2/M50 sliproad heading south. Traffic is slow in the area.

There’s also been a crash on the N3/M50 sliproad heading south.

In Mayo, there has been a crash on the Ballinrobe/Headford Road just before Glencorrib.

In Cork, there’s a crash on the Cork/Kinsale Road at Belgooly and there’s a tree down on the Conna/Rathcormack Road near Leary’s Cross.

How is everyone’s commute going? I used the new Leap Card app to top up before I left the house, but when I scanned it, the machine on the bus said I had no money on the card.

Luckily the Dublin Bus driver was sound about it, but I still felt like this:


There are no reports of delays on commuter transport services by and large, but the line between Newry and Dundalk is closed due to heavy rain causing subsidence.

Discussion of the big issues on Ian’s bus this morning.

I, for one, support their campaign.

If you use the N4 and are due in work at 9am, you might want to get moving.

Reports say it’s taking a half an hour to get from Maynooth to the M50.


Volumes on the M50 are picking up, which means speed is slowing down. Some roads are still wet and it’s dark out, so take it handy.

That crash on the M50 southbound at Finglas has been moved to the hard shoulder, which should help traffic flow.

There’s been a crash on Bridge Street in Dublin’s city centre, which is not great news given how busy it already is in the area.


In Tallaght, there is a breakdown on the N81 Tallaght bypass outbound at the M50 roundabout.

In Dublin, there’s been a crash on the North Circular Road at Doyle’s Corner, which is delaying traffic as far back as Cabra Cross.

The west awake, how’s the Galway commute going?

The Headford Road is busy as always.

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Flooding in Westmeath is causing delays on the Ballymahon Road heading into Mullingar. There’s a stop/go system in place and flooding is an issue on the Castlepollard Road.

Remember earlier when there was more green than red on this map? Good times.

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It’s not just the North Circular Road which is busy, now lights are out on the South Circular Road junction with Emmett Road.

There has been a collision on the M50 at junction 9 southbound.

At the airports, everything is moving more or less on time, which is great news if you’re off somewhere nice.

If you are, will you bring us back something?