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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 23 January 2022


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IT’S THURSDAY, YOU’RE almost there. Welcome to TheJournal.ie’s commuting liveblog for this morning.

We’ll be with you until 9am, bringing you all the latest traffic, transport and weather news.

The N2 Dublin/Monaghan Road is closed between Monaghan Town and Castleshane and Killymarley after a fatal collision.

AA roadwatch says the road will remain closed until further notice.

In Galway, the Galway/Spiddal Road (R336) is also closed at Baile Liam following a serious crash. Diversions are in place.

Motorists are being warned to reduce speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front as there are wet conditions on the roads across the country this morning.

Met Éireann is forecasting more rain for the day ahead.

We’re also hearing reports that the N4 is busier than usual for this time of the morning.

If it’s safe to do so, let us know how the roads are where you are. You can tweet us @thejournal_ie, leave a comment below or send me an email at cliodhna@thejournal.ie

Traffic on John’s Road/South Circular Road is also looking very busy for this time in the morning.


In Galway, traffic is slow on Ballybrit Crescent heading into Galway Technology Park. There are also some delays on Bothar na dTreabh eastbound approaching Briarhill.

While in Cork, it’s getting busy now approaching the Dunkettle Interchange on the N8 Dublin Road, on the N25 Waterford Road and on the N40 South Ring Road.

There has been a breakdown inbound on the N7 just after J3 Citywest before J2 Kingwood.

The right lane is partially blocked.



Live Drive  is now reporting that the incident partially blocking the right lane on the N7 after J3 Citywest is a crash, not a breakdown.

It’s also reported that traffic on the M50 northbound has ground to a halt from J13 Dundrum to J12 Firhouse.

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Gardaí have confirmed that a young man died in the serious crash on the Galway/Spiddal Road.

The fatal collision happened just before midnight. Gardaí are still at the scene this morning and diversions are currently in place.

Traffic approaching on the R336 from the Galway City direction is being diverted onto the Moycullen to Spiddal Road via Baile An tSagairt and city bound traffic approaching Spiddal from the Inverin direction is being detoured towards Moycullen from Spiddal Village.

Here are the top stories you need to know in the 8 at 8 as you make your way into work this morning.

Traffic is exceptionally heavy on the way into Dublin this morning:

  • Traffic is very slow from Newlands flyover to the Red Cow interchange
  • It’s busy on the M50 southbound, from J6 Blanchardstown to J12 Firhouse
  • Traffic is also heavy but moving from J16 Cherrywood to J12
  • While on the N11, it’s taking 23 minutes to get to the M50 from Kilpedder

There is debris on the M7 Limerick/ Dublin northbound between J28 Castletroy and J27 Birdhill.

Motorists are being advised to take care.

The collision on the N7 inbound before J2 Kingswood has been cleared.

In Cork, there has been a crash on the on-slip to the N40 South Ring Road eastbound at J10 Mahon.

Motorists are being advised so take care on approach.

There are reports of a fuel spill after a crash on the Long Mile Road near Drimnagh Castle.

The 7.10am Waterford to Heuston train is currently stopped at Sallins due an ill passenger on board.

Emergency services are on the way.

Irish Rail is warning passengers to expect delays as a result.

Traffic is extremely busy on Clontarf Road this morning as pedestrian lights on Alfie Byrne Road are stuck on constant demand.

This is adding to the heavy traffic past Fairview.

Engineers are on the way.

That’s it for this morning. see you back here at 7am tomorrow.

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