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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 23 January 2022


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IT’S FRIDAY, and the weekend is just hours away.

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

Morning, folks.

Catherine Healy here on TheJournal.ie’s commuting liveblog.

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

Not while driving, obviously.

Getting the train between Dublin and Belfast today? Here’s some good news for you.

Here’s how things are looking in Dublin:

  • Inbound on the Swords Road is busy from Collins Ave to Drumcondra
  • The N4 Lucan Rd is very busy inbound from after the M50 Interchange to Palmerstown Bypass.
  • The Navan Road inbound is slow from after the railway bridge to the Ashtown roundabout
  • There are delays from Ranelagh to Leeson Street bridge along the Grand Canal eastbound
  • Traffic is heavy on Guild St southbound from the Seville Place junction to Samuel Beckett bridge
  • There are no major delays around Dublin city centre or the M50

In Donegal, the Cullavaney Road is closed between Raphoe and Convoy as council staff deal with a fallen tree.

In Kerry, traffic is down to one lane on the N70 Iveragh Road in Killorglin for works. Diversions are in place.

In Cork, a crash is partially blocking the R585 Crookstown/Ballylickey Road between Crookstown and Béal na Bláth.

There are southbound delays now on the M50 from J7 Lucan to J9 Red Cow. Northbound traffic is moving well.


Elsewhere in Dublin:

  • There are delays on Con Colbert Road turning right into Kilmainham
  • It’s busy from Ormond Quay to Bachelors Walk along the North Quays
  • The Phibsborough Road is slow from Hart’s Corner to Doyle’s Corner.
  • Traffic is heavy heading into the city from Edge’s Corner in Fairview to the Five Lamps on Amiens Street
  • There are inbound delays on the Stillorgan Rd from the Trees Road through to Fosters Avenue
  • The Rock Rd is busy but moving between Booterstown Avenue and the Merrion Gate

Live Drive reports that there’s been a breakdown on the off-ramp from the M50 southbound to J9 Red Cow in the hard shoulder.

In Cork, traffic is slow approaching the Dunkettle Interchange from the N40 South Ring Road and the M8 Dublin Road.

There are also delays on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road eastbound approaching Shanbally Cross.

In Galway, meanwhile, it’s busy westbound on Bóthar na dTreabh from before the Coolagh roundabout to the Briarhill junction, as well as on the N17 southbound from Loughgeorge to Claregalway.

Watch out for inbound delays on the N84 Headford Road from Ballinfoyle to the Sean Mulvoy Road junction.

In more Cork news, there’s just been a crash westbound on the N40 South Ring Rd near J6 Kinsale Road.

In Dublin, the incident on St John’s Road West has been cleared, but traffic remains heavy on approach from the Con Colbert Road through to Heuston Station.

Back to Cork, where a crash on the N40 South Ring Road westbound near J6 Kinsale Rd has now been cleared.

Gardaí have also cleared a collision from the R585 Crookstown/Ballylickey Road between Crookstown and Béal na Bláth.

In Meath, there are delays following a crash on the R123 Drogheda/Julianstown Road  in Julianstown at Whitecross National School.

In Dublin, Gardiner Street is slow inbound from after the Summerhill junction to Beresford Place.

Here’s how the rest of the city looks.


There’ll be no 122 buses on the North Circular Road between Dorset Street and Berkeley Road from 10pm until midnight tonight.

And that’s me over and out for today. See you back here on Monday!

About the author:

Catherine Healy