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Monday 11 December 2017

Fans kept 'moving well' on weekend of traffic headaches

Those travelling around Dublin city also faced significant disruptions as ongoing Luas Cross City works caused the closure of the south city quays at O’Connell Bridge. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Those travelling around Dublin city also faced significant disruptions as ongoing Luas Cross City works caused the closure of the south city quays at O’Connell Bridge. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Gavin White

Traffic in Dublin was kept moving yesterday despite massive volumes of GAA fans and city centre roadworks.

Galway fans were delayed getting to the hallowed ground after a multi-vehicle crash on the N4 road into Dublin.

The crash, which occurred shortly after noon, resulted in tailbacks into the city from the Galway direction. Gardaí attended the scene of the incident which took just under an hour to clear as Galway fans were left in limbo heading to Croke Park.

Traffic restrictions were put in place and heavy delays from Drumcondra and in the surrounding area of Croke Park left GAA fans with a delayed journey home.

A full Garda cordon was in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely.

Those travelling around Dublin city also faced significant disruptions as ongoing Luas Cross City works caused the closure of the south city quays at O'Connell Bridge.

However, a spokesperson for AA Roadwatch said "traffic was moving well" throughout the weekend considering the roadworks.

Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe urged people to "look at their public transport options" and leave the car at home for the weekend.

"It's a case of no pain, no gain. It's going to be a tough few days with the games on but we've tried to plan it so it's not overly disruptive," he said.

Irish Independent

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