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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

Commuting liveblog: Road diversions and Irish Rail power failure

All the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY. We’ll be with you until after 9am this morning as another working day gets underway.

Stick with us for all the latest traffic, travel and weather updates from across the country.

Morning, folks.

Catherine Healy here on’s commuting liveblog, helping you get to where you need to go.

Spotted something we should know about? Email or tweet me @Chealy_.

Not while driving, of course.

Let’s take a look at the weather forecast. Met Éireann says the day will be dry with initial frost and then spells of sunshine. Temperatures will be between eight and 10 degrees in the east, reaching as high as 15 degrees in the west.

Not time to put the winter coat away yet, in other words.

There was sad news last night from Limerick city, where a man was killed after the car he was travelling in crashed into a van. Road diversions on Hyde Road remain in place this morning:

Minor delays have been reported on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin city centre:

Luas user? The Paddy’s Day strike by drivers is still scheduled to go ahead tomorrow but talks between the two sides of the dispute have been going on through the night. We’ll have more updates on later today.

The M50 is relatively busy at Lucan:


And Blanchardstown:


And here’s how things are moving in the capital:


Take note if you were planning to get a train from Cork this morning:

Traffic is moving well in Galway:


And Limerick:


But things are a bit slower in Cork:


Don’t count on a bus transfer if you’ve been put out by that Irish Rail power failure:

Ireland on a bright Wednesday morning – a beautiful sight.


Here’s where to expect heavy traffic in Dublin:

Trains should be back running in Cork in about 10 minutes:

If you’re driving through Dublin city tomorrow, remember that there’ll be major diversions in place for the Paddy’s Day parade.

Full details from Dublin City Council are available here.

You might want to avoid the north quays in Dublin city for a while:


Watch out if you’re passing through Charlemont Street in Dublin:

That’s all from us for this morning. Drive safely and enjoy yourself tomorrow – hopefully as much as this guy did last time he was over.