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Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 31 May, 2020


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It’s Wednesday – time to get up and get going.

We’ll be here with you up until 9am – bringing all the traffic and travel info needed to get you to where you need to be.

Good morning!

It’s Wednesday. Which depending on how your week is going translates roughly as:

“Oh my God I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!”


“Oh my God I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday!”

Either way, chances are if you’re reading this – you need to be somewhere this morning.

Cormac Fitzgerald here with you until 9am – bringing you all the traffic, travel and weather news you need to start the day off proper.

See something interesting? Tweet me @cormfitz, email or leave a comment below (but not while driving).

Wondering whether the weather is wet this morning? Well, it’s not.

Met Éireann are saying that it will be another cool day with highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.

There will be some scattered showers but they will become more frequent later on in the afternoon.

Most of these showers will die away then in the evening and tonight will be mostly clear and cold.

Right, an early look at Dublin shows traffic starting to build in the usual places.

It’s already looking like there’s a build up on John’s Road at the South Circular Road inbound:

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On the north side, and we’ve got traffic building on North strand already inbound back towards Fairview Park.

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nthstar Source: Google Maps

Closer to town and traffic is already building on the North Quays also, from the Four Courts through to Bachelor’s Walk:


AA Roadwatch are reporting a pedestrian on the M50 southbound between J12 Firhouse and J13 Ballinteer. Be careful while driving.

Wait, scratch that – AA Roadwatch reporting that there are no more reports of a pedestrian on the M50.

Anyone getting a train this morning, be aware that the Cork to Heuston service is running up to 20 minutes late due to signalling issues at Limerick junction.

On the M50, and traffic is already heavy between Blanchardstown and Clondalkin.

mfifty Source: Google Maps

Busy at Lucan, The Red Cow, and traffic looks like it’s building at Ballymun.

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Over to the Rebel County of Cork now, and AA Roadwatch have a round up  of the traffic:

It’s busy both ways on Lavitt’s Quay.

Also busy approaching the Dunkettle Interchange on the N8 Dublin Road, the N25 Waterford Road and the N40 South Ring Road as far back as J10 Mahon.

dunkettle Source: Google Maps

Speaking of the Dunkettle Interchange and AA Roadwatch are reporting that there’s been a crash there it’s busy on all approaches now. Careful approaching.

Tell me this, now, and tell me no more: how are things where you are?

Stuck in traffic? Cruising easily? Still in bed? Let me know:

@cormfitz, email or leave a comment below (but not while driving).

Let’s not forget yesterday’s wise piece of advice from Dave:


Live Drive reporting a collision on the N3 inbound at the M50 roundabout at the top of the slip towards Auburn Avenue in the right lane.

Now, let’s take a look at Galway:

AA Roadwatch reporting that traffic is picking up on the N17 Tuam Road between Loughgeorge and Claregalway.

A bit further in, and it’s busy on approach to Bóthar na dTreabh junction.

Busy northbound also Ballybrit Crescent heading towards Galway technology Park.

In better news, traffic has eased somewhat both way on Monivea Road on the approach to Bóthar na dTreabh.

The crash on the Dunkettle Interchange has been cleared but there are still delays on approach.

Some strong stories on the website this morning looking at the events of recent days:

Catherine Healy reports on the anger of local residents around Summerhill and Ballybough after the spate of recent shootings.

Michelle Hennessy is reporting from the Garda Representative Association (GRA) conference. Social media is now being used as a weapon against gardaí.

We’ve also got news of a religious group coming to Dublin who have claimed to have healed a 9-year-old child of autism.

We’ve also got multiple incidents around the M50.

AA reports that there’s a breakdown blocking the median on N7 Naas Road inbound after Newlands Cross flyover. Traffic busy from there to Red Cow.

Gardaí saying that there’s been a collision at the Blanchardstown flyover outbound on the N3 – expect delays

More delays at Irish Rail.

Up to 25 minutes delays on Dundalk and Drogheda lines due to signalling issues.

Multiple incidents around the country this morning.

Drive safe and be aware at all times.

Traffic is busy both way on the M50 this morning.

It’s also quite congested closer to Dublin city centre.

It’s busy inbound from Drumcondra Road back along the Swords Road towards Whitehall.

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Busy also on the Malahide Road inbound:

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Also busy still at North Strand and along the Phibsboro Road all heading in.

Busy along the Grand Canal also, from Harold’s cross through to Leeson Street Bridge.

along the banks Source: Google Maps

Here’s the view from Harold’s Cross Bridge:

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We’ve got a crash in Dublin at Harte’s Corner heading away from Phibsboro on the Fingals Road. It’s blocking the left lane but traffic can make it by with care.

Expect delays.

Reports that the car was overturned.

Crash cleared on the Navan Road inbound after the M50. It’s still slow on approach as well as both ways on the M50 approaching J6 (The AA).

More delays at Irish Rail also.

Greystones/ Malahide delayed by 11 minutes due to an ill passenger needing medical assistance.

Traffic very busy across Dublin city this morning.

AA Roadwatch reporting:

On the Stillorgan Road inbound, traffic lights are out of action at Cornelscourt and gardaí are en route.

It’s VERY busy from Cabra Cross to Hanlon’s Corner inbound. Reports of people getting of their buses to walk.

Looks like there have been two crashes near each other in Dublin.

On the Finglas Road outbound at Hart’s Corner. But also nearby on the Botanic Road.

A VERY busy morning with multiple collisions in Dublin and Cork.

Traffic showing no signs of easing inbound at the moment.

Still busy on the major routes into Dublin city.

As for the city centre itself, it’s busy along the North Quays and the usual areas.

Busy too along Kevin Street and Camden Street back towards the grand Canal.


That’s it from me, everyone.

A very busy morning on the roads and several collisions across the country.

Drive safe and hopefully you’ll get to where you need to be soon.

So long!

About the author:

Cormac Fitzgerald