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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

Commuting liveblog: Car on fire on M4 and diverted Brussels-bound flights

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

GOOD MORNING AND welcome to Tuesday.

We’ll be with you until after 9am 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.

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

Not while driving, obviously.

Looks like we’ve a nice enough day ahead of us, weather-wise. Met Éireann says it’ll remain dry and mostly cloudy with some “weak sunshine”.

Bad news if you’re in Castlebar. Part of the N5 there has been closed.

Traffic’s building along the north quays in Dublin city centre.


It’s relatively quiet in Cork


But the N8 is busy southbound approaching the Dunketttle Interchange, according to AA Roadwatch.


Meanwhile, on the R139 in Dublin:

It’s slow now on the M50 at the Red Cow:


In other news, several people have been injured following explosions at Brussels Airport this morning. The details are still sketchy but we’ll have more (here) as we get it.

In Galway, there are delays on the Headford Road heading into the city.


Things are looking good if you’re commuting into Dublin:

At least one flight from Dublin to Zaventem Airport in Brussels has been diverted following this morning’s incident.

The city’s second airport, George Charleroi, remains open and Ryanair flights from there will continue to operate.

Back in Dublin, meanwhile, there’s been another breakdown on the Clonshaugh Road:

Aer Lingus is offering free changes and refunds to passengers due to travel to Brussels today and tomorrow:

Look out for debris on the N11 in Louth:

Traffic is busy now along the Grand Canal in Dublin.


Watch out if you’re taking the M4:

That’s all from us, guys. We’ll be back here tomorrow at the same time.

Have a lovely day.

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