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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 23 January 2022


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We’ll be with you until 9am this morning, helping you get to where you need to go.


Catherine Healy here on TheJournal.ie’s commuting liveblog, bringing you all the latest traffic, transport and weather news.

Spotted something we should know about? Email catherine@thejournal.ie, tips@thejournal.ie or tweet me @Chealy_.

Not while driving, of course.

Let’s take a look at the weather forecast.

Met Éireann says the day will cold and windy, interspersed with scattered showers and sunny intervals.

The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the north and west, with hail, sleet and isolated thunderstorms at times.

Temperatures will stay below eight degrees, so wrap up warm before heading out.

Driving through Dublin city centre? College Street onto Dame Street has now reopened following overnight works. Crews have also just reopened Grafton Street to traffic from College Green.

Dublin City Council is advising motorists to take extra care in the area as construction workers finish up.

In more Dublin traffic news:

  • The N4 Lucan Road is already busy inbound from before the M50 Interchange to Palmerstown;
  • Traffic further along the route on the right turn for Kilmainham is heavy from the Con Colbert Road;
  • On the North Quays, there are delays from Arran Quay to Bachelors Walk;
  • It’s picking up inbound from Five Lamps to Connolly Station on Amiens Street;
  • On the Swords Road inbound, traffic is busy but moving from after Collins Ave to Drumcondra;
  • Guild Street southbound is busy approaching Samuel Beckett bridge;
  • Traffic is building eastbound on the Grand Canal at Leeson Street bridge.

A collision on the Clonskeagh Road in Dublin, at the turn for Beaver Row, has blocked outbound traffic. Inbound traffic is down to one lane.

Flooding continues to disrupt traffic on a number of routes outside the capital:

  • In Galway, there’s a minor diversion in place on the N18 Limerick/Galway Road at Labane;
  • In Sligo, temporary traffic lights are in place on the R294 Tubbercurry/Boyle Road outside Tubbercurry at Oghambaun and Quarryfield;
  • In Roscommon, the R367 Tulsk/ Ballintober Road is closed on the Tulsk side of Castleplunket.

Traffic on these Dublin city centre roads will also continue be disrupted due to Luas works:

  • Marlborough Street (closed from Parnell Street to Cathal Brugha Street);
  • Parnell Street (one-way westbound from the Marlborough Street junction through to Dominick Street Lower);
  • Cathedral Street (closed between Thomas Lane and Marlborough Street);
  • Dominick Street Upper (closed from Bolton Street to Mountjoy Street);
  • Dominick Street Lower (one-way northbound from the Parnell Street junction to the Dorset Street junction);
  • College Green (restricted to buses, taxis and bikes from 7am until 7pm)
  • Suffolk Street (entirely closed);
  • Dawson Street (reduced to one lane from St Stephen’s Green to South Anne Street).

In Galway, it’s busy heading into Galway Technology Park on Ballybrit Crescent. There are also delays both ways on the Monivea Rd at the Briarhill junction.

In Cork, there are southbound delays into Carrs Hill on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road.

Traffic is heavy on the nearby Rochestown Road inbound approaching the N28 junction, as well as approaching the Dunkettle Interchange on both the N8 Dublin Rd and N40 South Ring Rd from J10 Mahon.

In Dublin, traffic is still heavy on the Clonskeagh Road.

Gardaí are now dealing with a collision near Blake’s Cross at the junction with Lusk Road in Dublin. AA Roadwatch says onlookers are causing delays in the area.

There’s been a two-car collision on the Wilton roundabout in Cork. Gardaí are en route.

Reports are also coming in of a broken down bus between the nearby Victoria Cross and Dennehy’s Cross.

In Dublin, the Clonskeagh Road crash has now been cleared, but traffic remains very busy in the area.

Back to Cork: it’s slow on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road northbound, approaching Mount Oval, with delays on the southbound route from the Shannonpark roundabout to Shanbally Cross.

Traffic is also slow on:

  • The Rochestown Road inbound, approaching the N28 junction;
  • Approaching the Dunkettle Interchange, on both the N8 Dublin Road and N40 South Ring Road from J10 Mahon;
  • The North Ring Rd southbound from before Tinkers Cross to the Lower Glanmire Road junction;
  • On the South City Link Road, heading into the city from the South Douglas Road junction through to Albert Street.

Meanwhile, in Galway, the Monivea Road from Galway Airport to the Briarhill junction is heavy inbound.

Traffic is also slow on Bóthar na dTreabh from the Martin roundabout to the Briarhill junction, as well as on the nearby N6 Dublin Road approaching the Coolaghroundabout.

There are southbound delays on the N17 Tuam Road from Loughgeorge to Claregalway and again approaching Bóthar na dTreabh.

The N84 Headford Road is busy southbound from Park East to Ballindooley Cross and again from Ballinfoyle to the Kirwan roundabout.

The crash near Blake’s Cross in Dublin has now been cleared, but delays remain.

In Cork, the two-car collision at the Wilton roundabout has also been cleared.

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Catherine Healy