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Emergency status stood down as transport disruptions begin to ease

Some public transport services are operating with disruption and delays this evening. Here’s the latest…

Updated, 20.49

THE CLEAN-UP effort is continuing in Dublin tonight as flood water continue to recede.

Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council have announced tonight that they are standing down the major emergency status, declared last night, to standby mode.

The councils say activity will continue in the recovery phase by each of the remain response agencies – the two councils, the HSE and the Gardaí – who will continue to deal specifically with issues that fall within their own areas of expertise and responsibility.

In the meantime, the agencies will continue to deploy all resources required throughout the entire recovery and cleanup phase.

Dundrum Town Centre has announced that it will reopen its doors tomorrow morning at 10am, although it notes that some of the shops in the centre may remain closed until next week due to flood damage.

The ESB has said that about 1,200 customers in Dublin city centre and south Dublin will be without power tonight.

Work is also continuing on reopen roads and travel routes in Dublin and across the nation tonight:

Rail and DART

All DART services are now resumed, following an earlier signal fault at Howth. Bayside station is still closed, but all other stations remain open.

Sligo and Rosslare services are running, albeit with minor delays.

Connolly-Belfast services will run this evening, though the 7pm service had to be cancelled.


The Red Line is running as normal, however the Green Line service is still suspended due to power failure at Dundrum station. Dublin Bus, Finnegan’s Coaches and Dualway Coaches are accepting all valid Luas tickets.

Coaches leaving from bottom of Harcourt St are running around every 40 minutes, and will serve all green line stops except Beechwood, Milltown, Cowper, Laughanstown and Brides Glen.

Dublin Bus

All services are now operating as normal.


In Dublin, the Con Colbert Road off ramp remains closed at the Ballyfermot exit, according to AA Roadwatch. Motorists are told to expect delays on O’Connell Bridge, as a bus has broken down on the middle lane. No major delays are being reported along the M50 in either direction.

(Click here for more details on Dublin traffic.)

A number of roads in the Slane area of Meath have been closed: the Boyne Road, the Canal Road, Oldbridge/Pilltown Rd and the Bridge of Deens, Duleek.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the the Bleach Road in Kilkenny, which is flooded.

The Cootehill-Bailieborough Road in Cavan is closed at Sharps Corner.

In Monaghan, the Clones Road Junction and Main Street in Ballybay are completely closed to traffic due to a fire in the area. The town centre is also impassable.

(Click here for more details on nationwide traffic.)

Up-to-the-minute transport updates can be found on our curated Twitter list – @thejournal_ie/flooding.

Additional reporting by Gavan Reilly

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