'Absolutely jammers' - Commuters complain as Royal visit causes traffic chaos
Serious delays across Dublin
Road closures and garda checkpoints are in place across Dublin today as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles visit the capital.
There are reports of traffic being heavy across the city - particularly on the quays and in and around the city centre.
Leeson Street is closed between Fitzwilliam Place and Pembroke Street.
Merrion Street is also currently closed which is having a knock-on effect to traffic across the city, while Merrion Square West will remain closed until 1pm today.
The traffic in Dublin this morning is absolutely jammers— Aaron (@AaronBookey) May 12, 2017
Christ what's with the traffic #dublin— Naomi Gargan (@NAOMI_GARGAN) May 12, 2017
Prince Charles causing traffic chaos around Dublin City Centre and he's not due to arrive until 12.30 Avoid D2/Merrion Sq/Baggot #Gridlock— Joanne Rochford (@InvokePRevents) May 12, 2017
bita feckin rain in #Dublin and the traffic is 10x worse (If that's even possible)— Racket (@Miss_Racket) May 12, 2017
Dublin Traffic Alert. Expect long delay on North Quays - traffic very heavy. If possible try to avoid and take alternative route.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 12, 2017
Gardaí have warned people to expect "long delays" on the North Quays and are advising drivers to try take alternative routes.
Seville Place is also busy onto Guild St through to Samuel Beckett Bridge.
While traffic is heavy Eastbound along the Grand Canal from Clogher Rd to Harold's Cross as the area prepares for the Royals visit to Our Lady’s Hospice.
There are also reports of delays on the Swords Road between the Whitehall flyover and Collins Avenue.
AA Roadwatch reports there has been a fuel spill on St. John’s Rd West outbound before the South Circular Road junction.
Here are the routes and areas which will be affected later today:
- The Finglas Road (N2) will be closed from 9am-2pm. There will be checkpoints on Botanic Road and the Old Finglas Road so drivers are being told to expect delays.
- The 140 and 40 bus routes - both of which travel past the cemetery - will be diverted.
Buses travelling from Charlestown/Toberburr/Tyrrelstown/Ikea will divert left on to the Old Finglas Road, Botanic Road and back on to normal route at Hart's Corner.
Buses travelling towards Charlestown/Toberburr/Tyrrelstown/Ikea will divert on to Prospect Avenue, Botanic Road, Old Finglas Road and back on to normal route at Finglas Road.
More updates to follow...