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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Port Tunnel

Last year
# Protest
East Wall residents' group block Dublin's Port Tunnel over asylum seeker accommodation
It comes after Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the old ESB building in East Wall will not be closed as emergency accommodation for refugees.
# M50
Tolls to increase on M50 and other motorways in line with inflation
The Port Tunnel is the only tolled route in the country that will not be affected by the increase in January.
# Dublin
Gardaí seize almost €500,000 in cash they allege belongs to organised crime group
The money was found in a truck when gardaí stopped it at the exit of the tunnel near Dublin Port.
All time
# a brexit jam
Trucks can be parked at Dublin Airport longterm carpark if Brexit traffic at Dublin Port overflows
No matter what happens in the ongoing Brexit talks, there’ll be major changes in how Ireland does business with the UK in 2021.
# Dublin
Heavy traffic in Dublin as lanes blocked on M50 and truck overturned near Port Tunnel
Delays should be expected in the area.
# Dublin
Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel
The collision happened at 10am this morning.
# Port Tunnel
'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic near Port Tunnel in Dublin
Around 70 demonstrators marched through the capital this afternoon.
# gilets jaunes
Port Tunnel reopens after being blocked by 'yellow vest' protesters
The tunnel has since reopened.
# bumper to bumper
Severe traffic at Dublin's Port Tunnel as motorists face rain and gridlock
Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.
# shut
Dublin Port Tunnel closed in both directions after 'incident' involving HGV
Motorists are being urged to plan alternative travel.
# inbound
Dublin Port Tunnel fully reopens following two truck crash
The crash caused major traffic disruption across the city this morning.
# Gridlock
HGV ban lifted for Dublin city as Port Tunnel lanes closed
Removal of debris has led to the closure of the northbound bore of the tunnel.
# Dublin
Port Tunnel reopened after oil tanker breaks down
The tunnel was closed in one direction earlier today.
# traffic delays
A truck on fire in Dublin's Port Tunnel has been brought under control
No injuries have been reported.
# slow down
Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis
The average speed cameras at the tunnel came into force in May.
# fast lane
Port Tunnel: Gardaí catch same vehicle speeding 3 times in 19 day-period
The highest speed recorded by the Port Tunnel’s new speed cameras is 132 km/h.
# Speeding
Speed cameras in Port Tunnel going live from midnight
The fixed charge penalty for speeding currently is an €80 fine and three penalty points.
# shut it down
Traffic restrictions in Dublin as Port Tunnel run takes place
If you’re making plans for today don’t forget – the clocks go forward too.
# going underground
Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding
The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.
# baby on board
Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel
Members of Swords ambulance crews assisted in the delivery.
# bumper to bumper
Traffic gridlock in Dublin on hottest day as Port Tunnel closes and bus breaks down
One side of the tunnel has reopened as delays of up to an hour were reported.
# Dublin
Groundbreaking new 'speed over distance' speed cameras for Port Tunnel
With the new system drivers will be clocked at both ends of the tunnel.
# Closed
Port Tunnel closed as truck catches fire
The closure is affecting traffic around Dublin.
# Health and Safety
Dublin Bus drivers to ditch Port Tunnel if they can't listen to their radios
Last week Dublin Bus announced “zero tolerance” measures which will see drivers disciplined for using electronic devices, including FM radios, while driving.
# trouble ahead
Now two more radio stations are taking legal action against the operators of the Port Tunnel
Classic Hits 4FM and Sunshine 106.8 have joined the action being taken by Radio NOVA.
# underground music
There's a full on row about who can play on the radio inside the Port Tunnel
Radio Nova says it’s unfair that motorists can’t get their station.
# Blaze
The Port Tunnel has reopened after a vehicle went on fire this morning
The tunnel was closed since around 7am.
# seagull strike
A 'rogue seagull' caused the closure of the Dublin Port Tunnel this afternoon
Is nowhere safe?
# no change given
'No tolls': Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced, but it WILL remain free to use
The National Roads Authority is to outsource its running to the same company that operates the tolled Port Tunnel in Dublin.
# hauliers
Truck drivers plan further traffic chaos, and one Minister isn't very happy about it
The Irish Road Haulage Association has called on the Government to address their concerns over road tax.
# angry bird
Swan emergency over, Dublin Port Tunnel reopens to traffic
Everyone back to work…
# what the truck
Biggest lorries banned from Ireland’s roads from today
From now on, no vehicles more than 4.65 metres tall will be allowed on the roads.
# Delays
M1 slip road approaching Port Tunnel closed due to overturned truck
The road will reopen at 4pm and gardaí said road users should use an alternative route.
# Royal Visit
Toll-free traffic this evening in light of Queen's event