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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019
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It’s Wednesday and we’ll soon be over halfway through the week.

TheJournal.ie will be here with you until 9am bringing all the traffic, travel and weather info to start your day off properly.

Good morning!

Cormac Fitzgerald here with you on this bright and sunny April morning.

I’ll be bringing you any traffic or travel info you need to survive the morning commute.

Stuck in traffic on a bus? Waiting on a train? Why not email me cormac@thejournal.ie or tweet me @cormfitz if you have any tips or pictures you would like to share.

Not while driving, it goes without saying.

Let’s begin at the beginning and take a look at this morning’s weather.

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s glorious outside.

Met Éireann are saying that any frost or mist patches will clear quickly this morning to give us a nice, dry day with some good sunshine.

We’re going to have highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with light easterly winds – but a bit brisker on the south and east coasts.

Here’s how she’s looking from TheJournal.ie:

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Glorious.

Now, let’s take a look at Dublin.

Things getting busy early on, with traffic moving slow in some places already.

The AA are reporting that it’s slow inbound on the N4 Lucan Road.

It’s also slow heading south at Seville Place:

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We’ve also got it from the AA that traffic is getting busy (but is still moving) on the Swords Road.

In general, though, things are moving well across Dublin city at the moment.

Maybe the nice weather has people out walking or dusting of the old bikes to cycle to work?

How are things where you are? Email me cormac@thejournal.ie or tweet me @cormfitz(but not while you’re driving)

Irish Rail has said that train services between Bray and Greystones have been suspended due to an incident on the line.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets to or from Greystones.

There’s also bus transfers being arranged from Greystones for Rosslare services.

Back to Dublin, the AA are reporting that it’s busy now on St John’s Road West heading inbound.

Here’s how traffic is looking from the sky at St John’s Road/ South Circular Road:

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Live Drive are reporting a collision on the M50 southbound after Junction 6 Blanchardstown has been moved to the hard shoulder.

Looks like traffic is already congested there heading inbound:

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In Cork, traffic is picking up in the usual spots.

The AA reports that there are delays both ways on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road:

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It’s also busy approaching the Dunkettle Interchange and traffic is picking up across the city centre.

So much for people walking to work today, it seems traffic is really starting to build in Dublin.

The AA are saying that it’s busy along Church Street heading inbound.

It’s also busy along the North Quays and slow inbound on the N4 Lucan Road.

Also still busy at Guild Street/ Seville Place:

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And it’s busy coming in on the south side on the Trees Road:

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For those of you lucky enough to be heading OUT of town – traffic on the East-Link isn’t too bad at all for this time of morning.

This picture comes courtesy of Jaymie O’Brien:

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Of course, the problem is usually heading INTO town. Have a picture of where you are? Tweet me @cormfitz or email cormac@thejournal.ie

AA are reporting a crash eastbound on the M4 between J6 Celbridge and J5 Leixlip. It’s in the right lane and is causing delays.

So what are the main stories on this bright and breezy morning?

We’ve got:

Trump and Clinton (not Cruz) cruise to victory in the New York presidential primaries – significantly increasing their chances of a candidate nomination.

We’ve got a report of hospital patients left lying on trolleys while a 40-bed unit remained vacant at a nearby hospital.

And, wouldn’t you know it, we’re into Day 54 in the Big Leinster House as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have more talks and aim to reach a deal on an Enda Kenny-led minority government.

Everything else you need to know is over at the 8 at 8.

Dublin bus have a rail update for us.

Services are still suspended on the train line between Bray and Greystones due to an incident on the line. Dublin bus are taking rail tickets.

That crash seems to have slowed traffic right down on the M4 between Celbridge and Leixlip.

Hopefully all involved are okay.

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Coming from the north in Dublin city, traffic looks like it’s bumper to bumper.

We’re seeing a lot of congestion on the old faithful Drumcondra Road:

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And here’s the view from the council cameras:

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Meanwhile, it’s busy at North Strand, Botanic Road heading to Phibsboro and on Gardiner Street.

On the south side of the city, things are congested in Rathmines and Harold’s Cross heading towards the Grand Canal.

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The AA reports that it’s busy also inbound on the Rock Road and the Stillorgan Road.

You know, it’s probably safe to say that it’s busy all over the south side:

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That M4 collision is causing some big delays.

Live Drive reporting that it’s taking 25 minutes to clear the collision at J6 Leixlip form the back of the queue. All vehicles are now in the hard shoulder:

In Cork, the AA are reporting debris on the M8 Dublin/ Cork Road southbound between J17 Watergrasshill and J18 Glanmire blocking the middle lane.

Be careful around there.

Live Drive reporting a collision on the M3 inbound and the M3 Parkway station.

Take care.

The rail line between Greystones and Bray is not expected to open for some time after an incident there this morning.

Commuters are advised that their tickets are being honoured by Dublin Bus.

Parting will soon be such sweet sorrow for us as the hour of nine arrives.

Here’s one last round up of the Dublin traffic before that time comes.

The AA report that it’s busy inbound on St John’s Road West. Although latest Dublin city traffic cams are showing things a bit calmer:

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Traffic is also reported to be easing inbound on the N4 Lucan Road.

It’s still busy along the North Quays and busy on the M50.

Let’s take a look:

Busy at Firhouse:

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Busy at Tallaght:

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Busy near Finglas Roundabout:

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Verdict? It’s busy.

Live Drive are now reporting TWO collisions on the M4 inbound between J8 Kilcock and J7 Maynooth.

Earlier there were reports of a crash at J6 on the M4.

It appears that one crash is in the hard shoulder and one in the right lane.

Okay, that’s if from me for another day, folks!

It’s been real. I’ll be back bright (hopefully bright) and early tomorrow morning keeping you updated with the traffic goings on around the country.

I’ll keep this updated as any more info on those crashes or Irish Rail comes in.

For now, though, have a great day get some sunshine.

Adios.

Just a final update from me:

Left and right lanes of M4 between J8 kilcock and J7 Maynooth are blocked due to a crash and there are heavy delays.

Debris has been cleared on the N7 northbound at J7 Kill but there are still delays from J8 Jobstown.

Anyone stuck in traffic – good luck to you! Back again tomorrow everyone.

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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