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Dublin: 18°C Tuesday 9 August 2022

Public transport is returning to normal but the advice is to check in with provider before setting off

The road conditions are still being considered treacherous.

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Updated: 9.50am

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACROSS the country is slowly getting back to a full service but there will still be restrictions in place for the next 48 hours.

Bus Eireann said that it is operating as many services as possible but that the condition of some roads, especially in the east of the country, means that travel is nearly impossible.

In an updated statement this morning, a spokesman said that the majority of services are starting to return to normal this morning, albeit some with delays and curtailments.

“We are happy to report that some of the key large regional routes into the East – including those serving hospitals, colleges and Dublin Airport and city services – have commenced this morning,” he added.

Expressway intercity services are operating, with some delays.

All services are operating in the Northwest – including Donegal and Sligo town services – and the west, subject to road conditions there. Athlone services are also running.

City, rural and commuter services are also operating in Limerick and Kerry and Bus Eireann said it anticipates a “phased resumption” of services in Waterford and Wexford today.

It’s a similar story with Dublin Bus. A statement from the company said it will continue to operate its core routes.

A spokesman said: “However, there is still disruption to a number of services with curtailments and diversions in place. A full list of routes which are currently operating is available on our website We are making every effort to increase the number of routes and areas served throughout the day and will update our website regularly.”

You can check what routes are running from the tweet below.

The Luas Green Line will operate from 11am the following service: Sandyford to Parnell to Sandyford. Sandyford to Brides Glen will not open. O’Connell Upper to Broombridge will not open. Tram frequency is every 30 minutes

Closed sections of Red and Green Lines will be phased in following inspection of tracks and platforms.

The Red Line is operating from the Red Cow to The Point. There is no service from Red Cow to Tallaght or Red Cow to Saggart.

Irish Rail said that train services are expected to run on all routes except: Connolly to Rosslare Europort, M3 Parkway to Clonsilla, Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh. Full service information is available here.

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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) also warned motorists not to take to the roads just because the red weather warning was lifted.

Orange warnings are still in place and roads are treacherous,and some impassable in many parts of the country. Drivers are urged not to make any unnecessary journeys in areas badly affected by the recent snowfall.

The Defence Forces have also been busy attending to the needs of those in more remote areas who may find it difficult to access essentials. They have been out helping to clear roads and bringing frontline staff to work at hospitals across the country.

The main road network, with some exceptions, has reopened. However, motorists need to exercise caution and drive at speeds appropriate to the conditions.

Motorists in urban areas are asked particularly to travel at low speeds and watch for cyclists and pedestrians who may be on the road due to obstruction of footpaths. In some areas with deep-lying snow, motorists continue to have severe difficulties.

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