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20/07/2017

All-Ireland Qualifiers, Páirc Uí Chaoimh Traffic Advice for the 22 & 23 July 2017

Please see below and www.garda.ie for traffic advice issued by An Garda Síochána regarding the All-Ireland Qualifiers on the 22 & 23 July 2017 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Match Times:

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Clare -V- Tipperary on Saturday, the 22nd July 2017 at 3pm.

Waterford -V- Wexford on Sunday, the 23rd July 2017 at 4pm.

CORE MESSAGE

  1. WALK TO THE GROUNDS
  2. ARRIVE EARLY.
  3. One way traffic system – Centre Park Road down & Monaghan Road up
  4. ALL CITY CAR-PARKS OPEN + Cork Camogie Grounds (500 spaces)
  5. IRISH RAIL – extra carriages plus free parking (Midleton –Cork Rail line)
  6. TOWING IN OPERATION

 

BUSES

Coaches / Buses are advised to park on the Boreenmanna Road faced for the South City Link Road for after match priority

CITY CAR PARKS

All City Car parks are open

PARKING

Sat & Sun – Cork Camogie Grounds – Castle Road – 500 Spaces – via Castle Road and Marina.

RAIL – 400 passengers per train – free parking

Rail Capacity from Midleton, taking in stops at Carrigtwohill, Little Island and Glounthaune Stations will be doubled from two Carriages to Four Carriages for each train (from 200 to 400 passengers per train). Please be advised that there is FREE parking for 400 cars at Midleton, 250 cars at Carrigtwohill and approx. 200 at each of the other locations.

Disabled Passes

Approx. 200 issued by GAA nationally – parking in Link Road (Marquee site) Must have GAA issued pass. Must access by Victoria Roundabout / Centre park Road.

No access to personal issued disability badges

KEEP ROADS OPEN FOR ACCESS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES / SERVICES

20/07/2017

U2 concert, Croke Park 22/07/2017: Safety & security notice

Coach Parking:

There is one designated coach parking area being provided for these concerts. It is located at Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall, Dublin 1.

The two designated routes for travelling to and from Alfie Byrne Road are :

  1. M.50 and via the Port Tunnel.
  2. M11 via East Link Bridge.

 

Coach drivers are requested to travel directly to the coach parking area where concert patrons can then disembark and park or return to collect passengers after the concert finishes.

There is a second coach parking at Western Way and access is by way of Constitution Hill. Drivers using this facility are also requested to comply with the above requirements.

 

Coach drivers should note that MOUNTJOY SQUARE IS CLOSED for the entire concert and coach parking or drop off / pick up will not be permitted in that area.

In addition coaches will not be permitted to drop off / pick up passengers on any of the arterial routes around Croke Park Stadium. This will be strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps.

 

Vehicle Access Routes:

 

All patrons attending the concerts by vehicle are advised to allow time for traffic delays.

Patrons who have tickets for the Hogan and Davin Stands should approach from the west and north side of the stadium by using the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road and Drumcondra Road.

Patrons who have tickets for the Cusack Stand and Pitch should approach from the east and south side of the stadium by using the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.

On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in residential area. Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles cause traffic disruption, and obstruction to movement of emergency vehicles.

There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardaí and Dublin City Parking Services and such vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a substantial fine.

 

Garda Cordon:

As with all concerts at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Persons not in possession of a concert ticket will not be permitted through the Garda cordon. Any articles that may cause harm or discomfort to other patrons will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.

As a guideline the Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and two hours post-concert to enable concert patrons to arrive and depart safely.

It is also necessary to temporarily extend the Garda cordon at the end of the event in order to allow the safe exit of concert patrons. This extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after the concerts end.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Ballybough Road from Poplar Row to North Circular Road.

 

Banned Items in Stadium:

A: The below items are not allowed:

  • Aerosols / Air Horns
  • Animals (Other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Alcohol
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Audio recorders
  • Backpacks / large bags / Waist packs
  • Banners with poles or poles of any kind
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Cameras with detachable lens or recording equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Chinese or sky lanterns
  • Cooler Boxes or Large containers
  • Crash helmets or protective headwear, body armour or protective clothing
  • Deckchairs
  • Drumsticks
  • Excessive amounts of batteries, wire, cables or electrical components
  • Fireworks or flares
  • Flagpoles
  • Garden furniture, fold up chairs or shooting sticks
  • Glass
  • Glow sticks
  • GoPros
  • Illegal substances/ illegal merchandise of any description
  • iPads
  • Large umbrellas
  • Large chains, spiked bracelets or wallet chains
  • Large Flags, Placards or Posters inc. sticks
  • Light sabres
  • Lasers / Laser pens or torches
  • LED Headbands, wristbands, Glow sticks or Light emitting objects of any kind (except mobile/cell phones)
  • Liquids – No liquids are permitted other than sealed water less than 500ml is allowed (Caps will be removed)
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smoke canisters
  • Sound systems
  • Spray cans
  • Tridents
  • Unauthorized professional film or video equipment
  • Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets

 

DO NOT BRING BACKPACKS OR LARGE HANDBAGS

Any bags allowed entry to the stadium will be security tagged for the duration of the event.

THERE WILL BE NO CLOAKROOM OR STORAGE FACILITIES ON SITE.

BAGS MUST NOT BE LEFT AT ENTRANCES OR SURROUNDING AREAS. ANY ITEMS LEFT WILL BE REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF ACCORDINGLY.

 

Should you require somewhere to store a backpack, large handbag or any additional luggage during the event the following locations have Bag drop/locker storage facilities available (please note these are independently run facilities):

  • Ned Kelly’s: 43 O’ Connell Street Upper
  • Extreme Ireland Tourism Office, 37 College Green
  • Busáras station opposite Connolly train station

 

Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of others.

Due to increased security measures we strongly advise you allow sufficient time to get through security checks to gain entry to the venue in a safe and timely manner.

To ensure as smooth an access as possible and to avoid any unnecessary delays we strongly suggest that you bring as little as possible with you to the event and minimize jackets and additional layers when possible. To avoid disappointment do not bring backpacks or larger handbags ,you may be refused admission to the venue without a refund.

We recommend if you are bringing personal bag, purses or clutch bag, you should only bring those of smaller sizes i.e. those measuring 4.5in/11.4cm x 6.5in/16.51cm or smaller will be allowed.

We will also conduct additional further security searches of clothing, bags and other items, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, including on entry and exit.

 

Age Restrictions:

  • In the interest of safety Under 14’s will not be allowed on the pitch either accompanied or unaccompanied.
  • All under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian attending the event who will remain with them and take full responsibility for them throughout the duration of the vent.
  • Anyone aged 14- 16 years with Pitch standing Tickets must be accompanied by an adult to gain access to the Pitch standing area.

 

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: There will be age checks in operation. If there is doubt whether a minor qualifies for age restrictions set out, proof of age may be requested. It is the responsibility of the adult accompanying the minor to be able to satisfy staff that the minor is the age they say. We recommend if in doubt please bring colour photocopy of the minor’s passport to prevent any unnecessary disappointment.

 

Crowd Management and Crowd Dispersal Plan

Pre-Concert Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows :

  1. Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan Stand or Premium ticket.
  2. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. Gardaí will move waiting persons in this area.
  3. Use coloured routes outlined on Croke Park / MCD websites to access the stadium.
  4. Arrange meeting points at a distance away from Jones Road.

 

Post-Concert Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows :

  1. Patrons exiting the Hogan Stand will be directed to exit by a planned route as they leave these stands onto Jones Road.
  2. Patrons are further requested not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. Gardaí will move waiting persons in this area.
  3. Patrons exiting via Clonliffe Road and via North Circular Road are asked by Gardaí not enter onto Jones Road or Russell Street.
  4. Please arrange to meet friends at a place a distance away from Jones Road.

 

Patrons should comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards as they depart the stadium. The measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel which has become a meeting point for patrons attending Croke Park events.

The result of patron active participation and compliance will result in a safer entry and exit from the stadium for all patrons and children and make the stadium environs a safer place for all people.

 

Crime:

Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the event. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/ wallets/ tickets/ Mobile Phones.

Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.

11/07/2017

Longitude (Marlay Park): Safety & security notice

ENTRY TO THE EVENT
Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in to the festival, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted into the event. Bags smaller than A4 will be searched on entry, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag.
There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
You will also be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand held metal detectors. Any item(s) which may be reasonably considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated.
Please allow plenty of time to get into the event, and for festival entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.
Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.

• There will be a strict NO Alcohol Policy implemented on all public transport and private buses travelling to the venue.
• Please do not arrive at the event intoxicated as you will not be permitted entry.
• There is no re-admission to single day ticket holders.
• Wristband exchange is only for people with 2 day or 3 day tickets. Wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with in any way will be deemed invalid and will not be replaced
• Note that the concert may be recorded for visual and audio broadcast.

BANNED ITEMS THAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT INTO THE GROUNDS
• Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in to the event, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted.
• Fold up chairs (Garden furniture) or shooting sticks, umbrellas, selfie sticks, flares/fireworks, laser pens, megaphone/air horns, aerosols, spray cans, smoke & gas canisters, nitrous oxide & any associated equipment, glass, drones, Chinese lanterns, sound systems, unofficial tabards/high viz.
• Illegal/unidentifiable substances, “legal highs”, herbal highs or NoS.
• Anything that can be perceived as a weapon or which could cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event.
• Professional cameras with a detachable lens, recording equipment or Go Pro’s.
• Note that catering and bar facilities are available inside the venue. NO ALCOHOL OR DRINKS are permitted to be brought into the venue with the exception of up to 500ml of soft drinks in a sealed plastic bottle.
• Animals with the exception of guide dogs.
• Excessive amounts of cigarettes.
BANNED ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED

AGE POLICY
• No unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site. All under 16’s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over 18. Note you may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission.
• Acceptable forms are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving Licence.
• Acceptable forms of ID for Under 18’s are: School or College ID PLUS a colour copy of your in-date passport.
• Please note that our bars operate a Challenge 21 policy.
• Acceptable forms of proof of age are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving-Licence.

LOCAL AREA
• An Garda Síochána will operate a Zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public areas, any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour.
• Please respect the property and privacy of residents in the vicinity.
• Please use the toilets that have been provided and refrain from public urination.
• Please use the car, coach and bus parks provided, do not park illegally or in residential areas.
• Note that official merchandising will be available inside the grounds only.

WE URGE ALL FESTIVAL-GOERS TO RESPECT LOCAL RESIDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNITY BY NOT LITTERING, NOT URINATING IN PUBLIC, NOT ENGAGING IN ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND BY NOT PARKING ILLEGALLY OR IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS. THE STEWARDING AND SECURITY MEASURES BEING TAKEN ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.

20/06/2017

Marlay Park Concerts 2017

Dear Operator,

Following the success of the public transport provision to Longitude in 2015 and 2016, the Authority has once more collaborated with An Garda Síochána, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the event organisers, Festival Republic, to provide a unified transport plan for Longitude, and to advertise these transport services.

Please read the following carefully, as it includes information essential to making a valid application for a Licence for these concerts, including gate opening times and use of the Coach Park.

Although the traffic management plan has yet to be finalised, Festival Republic and An Garda Síochána have advised the following:

  1. There will be one Coach Park provided on the day of each event.
  2. All services must use the Coach Park only. No services will be permitted to use public lands around the Park as a parking/ stopping locations as these raise public order risks, such as traffic and crowd management.
  3. All vehicles should remain parked onsite for the duration of the event, however if it is essential that you leave, you must ensure you return to the coach park by 21:00 at the latest.
  4. Coach operators intending to use more than one vehicle to provide services should clearly indicate this on their licence application to the Authority. Unless otherwise stated, all departures are for the use of one vehicle only. Failure to include this information may cause a delay in the processing of your application.
  5. Coach operators with multiple coaches attending the event should notify Festival Republic: pmiller@festivalrepublic.com, in advance of the event. Festival Republic will endeavour to park vehicles together where possible.
  6. If you wish to operate a shuttle service, please contact Festival Republic: pmiller@festivalrepublic.com as soon as possible to discuss your proposal.
  7. Please see also Appendix 1, the terms and conditions of access to College Road Coach Park. Festival Republic have also clarified the Coach Park opening times and gate times as shown in the table below – coaches will not be permitted to enter the Coach Park until opening time listed below, nor will passengers be permitted to disembark at any other point, unless previously agreed with An Garda Síochána and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

 

Date Event

Coach Park

Opening Time:

Event Gate opening time:

14 July 2017 Longitude 12:30 13:30
15 July 2017 Longitude 12:30 13:30
16 July 2017 Longitude 12:30 13:30

 

Please ensure that all services arrive after the Coach Park opening times to avoid traffic and crowd control problems. The Authority will not offer/ licence any services whose timetables contravene the above timings unless the application is accompanied by an approval in writing directly from Festival Republic.

This year the Authority will again develop an integrated map of all licensed, LUAS and Dublin Bus services and will advertise this on the Transport for Ireland website. The map and information on travel arrangements will also be disseminated by Festival Republic via the concert website and other avenues e.g. TicketMaster mail shot and social media. All licensed services will also be advertised in the Journey Planner. Please note that the inclusion of a licensed service on the map and other printed information is dependent upon the licence being issued approximately four weeks before the event, to allow for the compilation, printing and dissemination time of the map and information materials. Under the Public Bus Passenger Services Guidelines, the indicative timescale for a complete application for an Event/Venue licence is one week for an offer or refusal to issue to the applicant. As you know, once the Authority issues an offer, the applicant has to seek stop permissions from relevant local authorities/ land-owners for all the proposed stops along the route and supply other documentation. This is to ensure that the proposed service can operate safely. The Authority is aware that obtaining stop permissions from the relevant authorities can take some time. Consequently, the Authority strongly encourages you to apply for your Event/ Venue licence at your earliest opportunity.

As was the case last year, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has delegated authority to approve stop permissions for Coach Park for the events in Marlay Park to Festival Republic. These can be obtained by emailing a scan of the complete NTA Offer letter to pmiller@festivalrepublic.com

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

Appendix 1:

Bus Operators Terms and Conditions – College Road Coach Park

Longitude 2017

The following terms and conditions of access to College Road Coach Park

  1. Please use Junction 13 (Southbound) and Junction 13 (Northbound) on the M50 to access the College Road Coach Park.
  2. Please follow the instructions of all Garda, Event Security and Transport Staff on your journey to, and while parked in, the Coach Park.
  3. The gate time for Longitude is 13:30hrs each day.
  4. Bus stop approval is only for parking of buses, coaches and minibuses in the Coach Park for the duration of the concert.
  5. Unlike previous concerts, buses, coaches and minibuses will not be permitted to park or drop off / pick up on the side of the road in the area surrounding Marlay Park. Vehicles that park in the local area may be liable to be towed away and the operator could be faced with further Garda sanctions.
  6. It is the policy of An Garda Síochána and MCD Productions that no bus, coach or minibus company permit patrons bearing alcohol or those who are intoxicated to board vehicles to this event. Alcohol consumption on these vehicles is illegal and a fine system to the driver and coach operator will be in place.
  7. No intoxicated patrons or those bearing alcohol will be permitted to disembark from coaches, buses or minibuses to the event area. To this end we would appreciate if this message could be communicated to all customers travelling via your concert coach, bus or minibus service.
  8. An Garda Síochána and MCD Productions are asking all operators bringing buses, coaches or minibuses to enforce the MCD Productions and Garda drinks policy on the coaches.

16/06/2017

Bag/ Security Policy for Malahide Concerts

Dear Operator,

The Authority has been advised of the following security policy in relation the concerts in Malahide Castle. To ensure the best possible experience for concert-goes, could you please advise your passengers of the policy?

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

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Bag Policy

  • For those attending The 1975 at Malahide Castle please note only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 size (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted. Do not bring a bag bigger than this as they will not be allowed into the event. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

Early Queuing

  • There is strictly no early queueing allowed before the concert. Concert goers who do turn up prior to gates opening will be turned away.

Searching

  • Backpacks and large bags will not be allowed in to the Malahide Castle Concerts, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted into the event. Bags will be searched on entry to the event, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag.
  • There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
  • You will also be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand held metal detectors. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated.
  • Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.

09/06/2017

Luas Cross City Traffic Information Update – Cabra Road Bridge

Dear Operator,

The Luas Cross City have advised the Authority that from this Saturday 10th June, a temporary traffic light system to control traffic crossing Cabra Road Bridge will be in place for a number of weeks to facilitate the Luas Cross City works.

Both inbound and outbound traffic on Cabra Road are advised to allow for longer journey times through the area or take an alternative route to avoid the works.

Further information can be found on the Luas Cross City website here:

https://www.luascrosscity.ie/news/luas-cross-city-traffic-information-update-cabra-road-bridge/

If you have any queries, please contact the Luas Cross City team:
1800 30 36 53
info@luascrosscity.ie
www.luascrosscity.ie

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

02/06/2017

Bloom Festival: Thursday 1st June – Monday 5th June

Dear Operator,

Please see the following from Phoenix Park Events relation to the Bloom Festival in the Park this weekend.

An Garda Síochána have also provided detailed plans, available here:

https://garda.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=47bb452da095409884db410229acbb79

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

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Thursday 1st June – Monday 5th June.

9am – 6pm daily

  • There are 2 designated car parks for Bloom 2017 and they are located off the North Road.
  • Please note that the Ashtown Gate will be closed on event days to public vehicular traffic, except for the Emergency Services, and opened at the discretion of An Garda Síochána.
  • The North Road will operate on a one-way system to facilitate traffic.
  • On entering the Phoenix Park via Cabra Gate, there will be no right turn (except for Bloom traffic), there will be a left turn only in the direction of Parkgate Street.
  • The Odd Lamp Road will be opened for the event, but no parking will be permitted in this area.
  • Parking on Chesterfield Avenue will be restricted from Mountjoy Cross Roundabout to beyond the Phoenix Monument.
  • All of Chesterfield Avenue will be open this weekend.

01/06/2017

Forbidden Fruit Festival at Royal Hospital Kilmainham: 03/06/2017 – 05/06/2017

Dear Operator,

Please see the following release by An Garda Síochána in relation to the Forbidden Fruit Festival at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, from Saturday the 3rd June to Monday the 5th June 2017.

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

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Forbidden Fruit Festival at Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK)

From Saturday the 3rd June to Monday, the 5th June 2017

Local Traffic

This event should not substantially affect local traffic in the surrounding area as it is being promoted as a ‘walk in’ event, with a number of additional traffic modifications and road closures implemented by Gardai locally.

There will be ‘no parking available for the public’ at or in the vicinity of the RHK.

  • Military Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from the junction with Johns Road West from 3pm till stand-down, and also the junction with Kilmainham Lane/Bow Lane West for the same periods. Some Disabled Access vehicles, and work vehicles seeking access to the East Gate will be facilitated access through this junction.
  • Military Road will be available for use by Dublin Bus during all times of the events each day. This will also be available for use by emergency vehicles.
  • Military Road will remain open to all traffic travelling outbound towards St. John’s Road West only.
  • Kilmainham Lane will be confined to one-way traffic outbound only from 3pm each day during these events. Both road closures will be enforced by use of barriers, cones and Garda presence.

No parking in RHK

No parking available in the RHK will be heavily advertised by the promoter to help avoid congestion in the vicinity of the venue. There will be no additional street parking available locally to facilitate these events.

Vehicles parked illegally by patrons attending the events will be dealt with by way of clamping by Dublin Street Parking Services or towed by local tow wagon on notification by Gardai. However some people will use their cars to get to the venue and the following are suggestions for car parking which obviously will involve walking: Phoenix Park, Hilton Hotel, Heuston Station, Inchicore Village, James St area, Rialto, Oblates Church, Goldenbridge Industrial Estate.

The RHK museum will be open as normal during these events but without parking for persons attending museum.

Disabled Parking

Cars displaying a disability badge only will be permitted to enter the venue by the East gate.

Pedestrians

Pedestrian access and egress before and throughout the event will be via East Gate to Military Road only, while the West Gate will be utilised as the Emergency Access point to venue, but will be opened for pedestrian exit at end of event. Barriers will be erected at the West Gate to ensure the safety of pedestrians exiting the event.

Tickets will be provisionally checked at East gate and barrier/corral system erected further along the avenue at the event cordon in order to alleviate queues forming outside.

Additional Garda will be deployed at end of event to stop traffic if necessary to ensure the safety of people crossing SCR, Military road, Bow Lane, St John’s Road West.

Taxis

A “drop and go” system will be in operation for taxis on Johns Road West in the vicinity of Heuston Station and on Kilmainham Lane at junction with Irwin Street. There will be no taxi ranks or permitted pick up points on St John’s Road West (Outbound), St Johns Road West (Inbound) , Con Colbert Road, South Circular Road, Military Road, Kilmainham Lane, Bow Lane West or St Johns Road West (Outbound). A number of Traffic Units will be employed to enforce this procedure rigorously on each night. No taxi access will be permitted at any time onto Military Road before or during the event on any day.

Luas

The Luas stop on Davitt Rd/Suir Rd and Heuston Station are the closest Luas stops to the event for patrons entering via the East Gate.

Emergency Route

The West Gate will act as the dedicated Emergency Route for residents, population and the event.

Barriers and Cones

There will be barriers erected around the venue within the RHK to prevent patrons getting into the venue without tickets and there will also be a private security presence inside the venue.

Main Car Park

There will be no parking for the public attending concerts in the ground of the RHK.

East Gate Entrance

All authorised vehicles entering the RHK will use this gate i.e. buses and wheelchair. Members employed here will be required to take control of the area outside the East Gate and direct traffic to allow safe egress of emergency vehicles as necessary, and pedestrians exiting/entering the event.

Traffic Exiting

All traffic exiting the RHK will leave via the East Gate when safe to do so.

Kilmainham Lane/SCR Junction

For the duration of these events, Kilmainham Lane will be changed to a one-way traffic flow system, outbound only, with no entry for vehicles from SCR. When implemented this rule will be rigorously enforced for all vehicles, including taxis, residents and motor cyclists.

Road Closures after Event:

From approx. 10.15pm on weekdays and 10.30pm on weekends, or slightly later if deemed safe to do so, the following road closure will come into place for the purpose of crowd safety in terms of patrons leaving the RHK concert event.

  • St John’s Road West (Outbound) will be closed by Gardai for all traffic including taxi’s and public transport vehicles, and will divert all traffic onto Heuston Bridge towards Parkgate Street and Conyngham Road.
  • St John’s Road West (Inbound) will be closed by Gardai for all traffic including taxi’s and public transport vehicles, and will divert all traffic onto South Circular Road towards Parkgate Street and Conyngham Road.
  • Bow Lane West will be closed to all outbound traffic from James Street including taxi’s and all traffic will be diverted outbound along James Street. This will effectively prevent taxi issues arising within the sterile areas entirely while patrons are leaving the area en masse.
  • South Circular Road (Outbound) will be closed temporarily at junction with Emmet Road, and traffic diverted left onto Emmet Road or right onto Old Kilmainham for duration of closure. Traffic inbound along Emmet Road will not be allowed turn left onto South Circular Road, but diverted inbound towards City Centre.
  • South Circular Road (Inbound) will be closed temporarily at junction with Con Colbert Road and there will be no right turn for traffic from junction of N4 inbound towards South Circular Road.

The effects of these traffic closures will create a safe area for dispersal of patrons leaving the RHK event in every direction, and limit the amount of traffic delays caused by taxi pick-up normally associated with such event aftermath. No taxi or other public transport vehicles will be allowed operate within this area during these closures

http://www.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=20405

01/06/2017

Cork City Marathon – road closures

Dear Operator,

Please see the following release by An Garda Síochána in relation to road closures required for the upcoming Cork City Marathon.

Kind regards,

The National Transport Authority.

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Cork City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 2017

Road Closures Cork City Marathon Bank Holiday Sunday 4th June 2017

General advice is to expect delays and leave extra time for your journey. Road Closures commence at 8am the race starts at 9am on Patrick’s Street. Patrick’s Street and surrounding city centre streets will be closed until 6pm.

Delays are particularly expected on areas around Wilton Road and Western Road from 9am-3pm.

The South Ring Road (N40) is the main route to divert around the City. The Jack Lynch Tunnel will be open all day with lane restrictions between time 8am and 1pm.

Going North – use the Jack Lynch Tunnel for the Dublin Road or use the Ballincollig Link Road at Poulavone N22, by the Anglers Rest and through Leemount Cross to Blarney for Mallow and Limerick.

Going South – use the North Ring Road to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. The Lower Glanmire Road will be open outbound only from Silversprings to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Alternatively use the Blarney to the Anglers Rest, Ballincollig to Curraheen for the South Ring Road route.

The Carrigrohane Straight Road is closed inbound from 10am to 5pm. The road will be open outbound but delays are expected particularly between 11.30 am and 2pm

Access to the City Centre is via the South City Link which will be open all day with lane restrictions from 8am to 1.30 pm. Only after 11 am will vehicles will be able to travel over Patrick’s Bridge to MacCurtain Street. From 2pm all City centre bridges will be open except North Gate Bridge (Griffiths Bridge).

The Lower Glanmire Road will be closed in bound from approximately 8am to 2pm.

The Midleton – Cork Road from Dunkettle interchange will be closed inbound from approximately 8am to 2pm

Access to Kent Station – due to the proximity of the race to the station between 8am and 11am patrons will have to walk from Brian Boru Bridge or Summerhill North Junction with the Lower Glanmire Road to the Train station, please leave extra time for your journey if you are travelling between these times.

Cork Airport – access from the North side use either the Jack Lynch Tunnel or Blarney to Anglers Rest Route to the Kinsale Road Roundabout.

http://www.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=20517

24/05/2017

Luas Cross City Electrical Works – Overhead wires are now LIVE

Dear Operator,

The Luas Cross City have advised the Authority that the installation and energisation of the overhead wires for Luas Cross City is now complete.

These wires are now live. For your safety stay clear of these wires.

Passenger services will commence in December 2017.

If you have any queries, please contact the Luas Cross City team:
1800 30 36 53
info@luascrosscity.ie
www.luascrosscity.ie

For route map and further information please see www.luascrosscity.ie.

19/05/2017

Dear Operator,

MCD have provided the clarifications below regarding the stop approvals for the Coach Park for the concert at Slane, as well as the attached transport map.

If you have any queries in relation the Coach Park, please contact transport@mcd.ie

Also attached is the Traffic Management Plan as approved by An Garda Síochána and the associated FAQ.

For more information regarding the Traffic Management Plan, please go to www.Garda.ie

Please remember that if you are charging an individual fare for your service, you must have a valid public bus passenger service licence issued by the Authority.

For more information relating to public bus passenger services, please go to: www.nationaltransport.ie/bus-licensing

The Authority reminds you that it is an offence to operate an unlicensed public bus passenger service; any offence is liable, upon conviction, to a fine of up to €5,000.

Yours sincerely,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

Stop Approvals for the Coach Park for the concert at Slane

  1. Bus operators must pay for the parking based on the number of buses contained in their NTA Offer Letter. Once this payment is received by MCD, a letter of permission will be issued to NTA for the number of coaches to the relevant coach park. This will normally take 2 working days from the time all details have been verified, including the payment.

– The number of coaches can be reduced up until 13:00 on Wednesday 24th May 2016, by sending an email to transport@mcd.ie A refund for buses that are not required will be issued.

– The bus passes for the buses will be sent via email on Thursday 25th of May between 09:00-15:00 to the email address provided. These must be printed by the operators and displayed on the front window of the bus. The passes will be scanned on arrival to Slane coach parks on the day of the concert, to confirm they are valid.

 

  1. Shuttling for the buses for Grasslands and Roadstone

Buses can drive into and out of the above coach parks up to 21:00. After this time shuttle buses will be only be permitted in the case of Bus Éireann servicing Drogheda/Navan and Carolan Coaches service to Navan. The majority of traffic will be for departure only and the Garda can only accommodate a limited number of buses to operate “shuttle service” at the end of the concert.

02/05/2017

IMPORTANT: Public Safety Issue – Cliffs of Moher

Dear Operator,

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience has advised the Authority of an ongoing public safety issue at the Cliffs of Moher. The issue centres on the fact that the Visitor Experience site is at capacity for coaches/ buses.

The Authority reminds you that any Licence issued by the Authority is for each departure to operate using one bus only unless otherwise stated. Stop permissions issued by the Cliffs of Moher are issued on this basis and therefore the deployment of auxiliary services to the Cliffs of Moher is not permitted.

 To mitigate the current issue and to prevent any increase, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will be shortly implementing the following:

  1. If a vehicle arrives which is more than what is licensed e.g. vehicle number 4 arrives on a Licence which permits a maximum of 3 vehicles, that vehicle will be refused entry and will be turned away. When arriving at the site as part of a licensed tour, the coach driver/ guide must carry a full copy of the Licence on board, as per the Licence Conditions. This must be shown to the staff of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience if requested. The Licence must be complete and include the timetable. 
  2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience cannot provide any new stop approvals at any time of the day between 01 March and 31 October annually.  This includes any requests to deploy additional vehicles to currently licensed departures. Any such licence amendment requests will be returned to the Operator by the Authority.
  3. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will consider any requests for new stop approvals for services operating between 01 November and 28/29 February annually strictly on a case by case basis.

 

If you have any queries on any of the above, please contact either the Authority at buslicensing@nationaltransport.ie or the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience at Geraldine.enright@cliffsofmoher.ie

07/03/2017

Road Closures for St. Patrick’s Festival 2017

Dear Operator,

The Authority has been notified of the following temporary road closures to facilitate the St. Patrick’s Festival Event, during the periods listed below.

Click here for the St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 map.

Any queries relating to this information should be sent to: info@stpatricksfestival.ie

Kind regards,

The Public Transport Regulation Division.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Location A:

  • Western Way from 18.00hrs on Thursday 16th March 2017 to 15.00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017.

Location B:

  • Mountjoy Street, Mountjoy Street Middle, Palmerstown Place, Wellington Street, St Mary’s Place North, Dominick Street Upper, Granby Row,
  • Parnell Square North, Parnell Square East, Cavendish Row, O’Connell Street Upper & Lower, O’Connell Bridge, Westmoreland Street, College
  • Green, Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Christchurch Place,  Nicholas Street, Patrick Street, New Street South,  Clanbrassil Street Lower, Kevin
  • Street Upper, Kevin Street Lower, Cuffe Street and St Stephens Green South from 04.30hrs to 18.00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Arran Quay travelling north and east will be diverted via Church Street, Constitution Hill, North Circular Road, Portland Row and Amiens Street.
  • Traffic on North Wall Quay travelling south will be diverted via City Quay Lombard Street, Westland Row, Merrion Square North, and Mount Street Lower.
  • Traffic on North Wall Quay travelling west will be diverted via George’s Quay Beresford Place, Gardiner Street, North Circular Road, Infirmary Road, Parkgate Street.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – Custom House Quay Funfair

  • Customs House Quay (from Eden Quay to Memorial Road) will be closed from 19.00hrs on Thursday 16th March 2017 to 06.00hrs Sunday 19th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic from Eden Quay / Butt Bridge wishing to travel on Custom House Quay will be diverted via Beresford Place and Memorial Road
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – Merrion Square Funfair

  • Merrion Square West from 19.00hrs on Thursday 16th March 2017 to 06.00hrs on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic from Clare Street / Merrion Street Lower will be diverted via Merrion Square North / Mount St Lower / Warrington Place / Herbert Place / Baggot Street Lower.
  • Traffic from Merrion Row and will be diverted via Baggot Street Lower, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Merrion Square East and Merrion Square North.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – Ceili

  • Earlsfort Terrace (from Leeson Street Lower to Hatch Street Upper) from 08.00hrs to 21.00hrs on Thursday 16th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Hatch Street Upper wishing to travel to St Stephens Green will be diverted via Hatch Street Lower and Leeson Street Lower.
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – Big Day Out

  • Merrion Square South and Merrion Street Upper from 14.00hrs on Saturday 18th March 2017 to 23.00hrs on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Merrion Square North wishing to travel on Merrion Square West to Baggot Street Lower will be diverted via Merrion Square East and Fitzwilliam Street Lower.
  • Traffic on Merrion Row wishing to travel on Merrion Street Upper & Merrion Square West to Clare Street will be diverted via Baggot Street Lower, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Merrion Square East and Merrion Square North.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – Treasure Hunt

  • Castle Street from 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic wishing to travel on Castle Street to Werburgh Street will be diverted via Lord Edward Street
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival – 5k Road Race

  • St. Stephen’s Green South from 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Leeson Street Lower wishing to travel on St Stephens Green South to Cuffe Street & St Stephens Green West will be diverted via Earlsfort Terrace, Hatch Street Upper and Harcourt Street.
  • An Garda Siochana will operate traffic control measures on the race route.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

01/02/2017

Temporary Closure (6 weeks) of left turn from Westmoreland St. to Fleet St. from Monday 06/02/2017

To facilitate works required for the Luas Cross City main infrastructure contract on Westmoreland Street at its junction with Fleet Street, it will be necessary to change traffic movements in the area.

For a period of 6 weeks from Monday 6th February 2017, the left turn from Westmoreland Street to Fleet Street will be closed. To facilitate access to the Fleet Street Car Park, Townsend Street and other local access to Fleet Street the following diversions will be in place:

Access to Fleet Street Car Park and Local Access to Fleet Street from Westmoreland Street
1. On Westmoreland Street traffic should continue straight ahead staying in the left hand lane
2. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights, onto Aston Quay
3. Continue straight ahead on Aston Quay, staying in the left hand lane
4. Take second left onto Aston Place

Access to Fleet Street Car Park from Bachelors Walk:
i. On Bachelors Walk traffic should take a right turn onto O’Connell Bridge
ii. Continue straight onto D’Olier Street
iii. Move to right lane and after junction with Fleet Street take right turn onto College Street
iv. Turn right onto Westmoreland Street
v. Follow points 1 – 4 above

Traffic Diversion Signs will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please note Left Turn from Westmoreland Street to Fleet Street will be open before St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Please click here for complete details including a map of the diversions.

24/11/2016

O’Connell Street Road Closure & Diversion Notice – this Sunday, 27 November 2016

Dublin City Council have advised the Authority of the following:
O’Connell Street will be closed this Sunday, 27th November 2016, from 13:00 until 20:00 to facilitate the O’Connell Street Christmas Lighting Ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr.

The following traffic management plan will be in place:

  • Southbound Buses and taxis on Parnell Square East & Cavendish Row wishing to travel on D’Olier Street will be diverted via Parnell Street, Cumberland Street, Marlborough Street, Rosie Hackett Bridge and Burgh Quay.
  • Traffic on Cathal Brugha Street wishing to travel on D’Olier Street will be diverted via Seán MacDermott Street Upper, Gardiner Street Lower, Beresford Place, Memorial Road, Memorial Bridge, Georges Quay and Burgh Quay.
  • Northbound traffic on O’Connell Bridge wishing to access Parnell Street will be diverted via Eden Quay, Beresford Place and Gardiner Street Lower.
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Full details of the event and associated closures are available at:
http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-roads-and-traffic/current-roadworks-temporary-road-closures
and

O’Connell Street Christmas Lights Switch On

27/10/2016

The Authority has published Guidance on Bus Stop Locations in Rural Areas

The Authority has published Version 1 of the Guidance on Bus Stop Locations in Rural Areas. This guidance is available to download here.

12/08/2016

Traffic arrangement for Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday the 13th August 2016

An Garda Síochána have released the following regarding the triple header in Semple Stadium this weekend, which includes the Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final replay between Kilkenny and Waterford.

The All Ireland Semi Final Replay will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday the 13th August 2016 involving the following:

Kilkenny v Waterford- 6.45pm

Superintendent Pat Murphy, Thurles Garda Station stated:

“I want to appeal to all patrons attending these matches to be patient and allow sufficient time for their journey and to be guided by Gardaí on Traffic Duty. I especially want to make the following appeal to all patrons attending the game – if you must park on the road ensure your car is turned for home, this is to ensure the minimum of delay after the matches“.

N.B. PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES SUGGESTED HEREUNDER AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR JOURNEY AS A LARGE CROWD IS EXPECTED.

Traffic Arrangements:

  1. New double yellow lines are in place around Kennedy Park to allow for access for Emergency Vehicles. Please ensure you obey these parking restrictions and do not park on same.
  2. Match traffic is not permitted to park on footpaths in the vicinity of Semple Stadium. Parking tickets will be issued to vehicles parked on footpaths.
  3. Car parks will be available on all approach routes and we urge that they be used by all patrons on their particular route thus avoiding unnecessary delays after the match.
  4. Arrive in Thurles in good time for the matches.
  5. Co-operate with the car park attendants and Gardaí to ensure the free flow of traffic.
  6. The area in the immediate vicinity of Semple Stadium will be kept completely free of parked vehicles and controlled by Garda Barriers.
  7. The housing estates at the rear of Semple Stadium form an EMERGENCY ROUTE from the Stadium and any vehicles not belonging to residents will be towed, without exception.
  8. Please do not abandon cars on the main routes. Keep driving until you meet Gardaí on duty at relevant car parks. If you must park on the road ensure your car is turned for home, this is to ensure the minimum of delay after the matches.
  9. A traffic diversion programme will be in place within Thurles and all motorists are asked to be patient during its operation. Every effort will be made to ensure that motorists can transgress the town with a minimum of delay.

Waterford Supporters

Waterford supporters have an option on the following main routes:

  1. From Waterford travel the N10 to Kilkenny and the R693 via Freshford to Urlingford and the M8 to Junction 5 at the Twomileborris exit and the N75 to Thurles.
  2. From Waterford travel the N24 to Carrick On Suir, Kilsheelan and into Clonmel, onto the R688 to Clerihan, Rosegreen and onto Cashel. Take the M8 to exit 6 Horse and Jockey and the N62 to Thurles.
  3. From Waterford travel the N24 to Carrick on Suir and then the N76/R690 to Mullinahone, Ballynonty, Littleton and Thurles.

Kilkenny Supporters.

Kilkenny Supporters will have an option on the following main routes:

  1. Travel the R693 via Freshford to Urlingford and the M8 to Junction 5 (Two Mile Borris exit) and the N75 to Two Mile Borris and Thurles.

Passes:

  1. Patrons in possession of passes (G.A.A. and Invalid) should display same in a prominent place on their vehicle and follow the Garda directions en route. These passes are not parking permits but allow free movement subject to Garda discretion and traffic control.
  2. Thurles Gardaí do not issue passes.

Illegally Parked Vehicles:

Vehicles found illegally parked will be towed away to the Garda Compound and will not be released until the statutory expenses (€ 125.00) have been paid. In addition a prosecution could be instituted against the driver / owner of the vehicle concerned.

Security:

The Gardaí appeal to all motorists to:

  1. Secure and lock their vehicles.
  2. Leave no valuables on display.
  3. Park in supervised car parks.
  4. Pick Pockets – beware of your wallet, money and A.T.M/Credit Cards. Leave your wallet at home if possible. Do not carry large sums of cash.
  5. Alcohol, Claxton Air Horns and Vuvuzelas will not be allowed into Semple Stadium.

We appeal to all concerned to make this outing a memorable day for the right reasons and to co-operate with Gardai, Stewards and encourage others to do the same.

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12/08/2016

IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin Sunday 14th August 2016: Road Closures

IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon is coming to Dublin on Sunday 14th August 2016. For the second year in a row, over 2,000 athletes will be tackling the iconic Dublin route. The event incorporates a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride and then a 13.1 mile half-marathon all as one race. The swim takes place in Scotsman’s Bay (Dún Laoghaire), before athletes mount their bikes to travel up the coast and through the centre of the city and then looping out west of the city and returning to Phoenix Park for the run and finish.

In order to host an event of this scale, there will be road closures in place along the bike course as it travels from Dún Laoghaire, north along Dublin Bay and turning onto the North Quays as it heads towards Phoenix Park for a circuit west of the city via Lucan, Maynooth, Kilcock, Dunboyne, and back into the Phoenix Park.

ANY QUERY IN RELATION TO THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE SENT TO THE EVENT ORGANISERS AT: dublin70.3@ironmanroadaccess.com. ALTERNATIVELY THERE IS A HELPLINE NUMBER (01-5313311) TO ADVISE ALL MOTORISTS OF ACCESS ROUTES.

ROAD ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2016

For full details on the road closures please read below or click here

For the road closure map produced by An Garda Síochána please click here

To download information, including maps, about South City road closures Resident Leaflet South

To download information, including maps, about West City road closures Resident Leaflet West

To download information, including maps, about City Centre road closures Resident Leaflet City

The official IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin 2016 race route can be viewed here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12334466?privacy_code=nJVBrUYLljisC2B3

Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate. However, the following restrictions apply to all vehicles, excluding emergency vehicles. The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.

DUBLIN CITY 07.00AM – 10.15AM

During this time there will be no Vehicle access across the Liffey in Dublin City Centre.

Please use the M50 as the alternative route for crossing the city during this time.

THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS AT ANY TIME TO ANY OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES

DUN LAOGHAIRE 04.00 – 10.00

  • There will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town centre but no access to the Harbour from 06.30 until 10.00.
  • The swim starts from Sandycove and all surrounding roads will be closed from 04.00 until approximately 10.00.
  • The Transition from swim to bike takes place at Newtonsmith Park on Marine Parade and therefore, Marine Parade, Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Road, Crofton Road, Old Dunleary Road, Longford Terrace and Seapoint Avenue will all be closed to traffic between 06.00 – 10.00.
  • Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire would be from Newtown Park Avenue, Monkstown Road and York Road. Georges Street, Summerhill Road and Glasthule are unaffected.

BLACKROCK 06.30 – 09.30

The bike course travels along Seapoint Avenue onto Frascati Road heading north to Rock Road and crossing the Dart line at Merrion Gates before continuing along Strand Road. Between 06.30 and 09.30 there will be no vehicle access into Blackrock – the bottom of Craysfort Road and Mount Merrion Avenue will be shut.

BOOTERSTOWN 07.00 – 10.00

  • The bottom of Booterstown Avenue will be closed till 10.00.
  • Pedestrian access to the Dart Station will be maintained throughout.
  • There will be no access onto Rock Road from St. Helens Road, Trimleton Ave, Bellevue Avenue & Heskin Court.
  • Access to Booterstown, Monkstown & Dun Laoghaire from Merrion Road will be via Nutley Lane / Stillorgan Road.

SANDYMOUNT 07.00 – 10.00

There will be no access on to Strand Road and Beach Road between 07.00am and 10.00am.

IRISHTOWN 07.00 – 10.15

The bike course takes a right off Beach Road onto Sean Moore Road and takes the left exit at the roundabout towards the East Link Bridge.

  • There will be no access on to Sean Moore Road between 07.00 and 10:15.
  • The East Link Bridge will also be closed to traffic between 07.00 and 10.15.
  • Traffic travelling to the North side of Dublin City between 07.00 and 10:15 will need to do so via the M50.

RINGSEND 07.00 – 10.15

The course continues over the East Link Bridge and along North Wall Quay and stays on the North Quays all the way up to Parkgate Street. Traffic exiting the Port Tunnel will not be able to access the East Link Bridge or the North Quays until after 10.15.

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12/07/2016

Bray Air Show (July 23-24 2016) – Private Coach Parking Arrangements

An Garda Síochána have advised the Authority of the coach parking arrangements for the Bray Air Show (23-24 July 2016) as follows:

Designated parking is available for private coaches in Presentation College, Putland Road, Bray.

  • Take N11 Junction 7 (Bray South) and follow signposts for Greystones to the end of the Southern Cross and then turn left for Bray.
  • Putland Road is the second turn on the right at the church and Presentation College is located on the right hand side some 200 metres further on.
  • A special bus lane will be in operation on most of the Southern Cross, Bray.

The complete traffic arrangements are available on the Garda website:

http://garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=18568

Please contact the Garda Station in Bray directly if you have any queries in relation to any of the information above.  They can be contacted at:

An Garda Síochána

Convent Avenue

Bray

Telephone: 01-6665300.

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26/05/2016

Croke Park Bruce Springsteen Concerts: Transport for Ireland Information Map & Garda Concert Management Arrangements.

The National Transport Authority has collaborated with the concert organiser, the venue, An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council to promote public transport and support the transport provision to and from the concerts. Please click here for the Transport for Ireland public transport information map and see below for the Garda concert management arrangements for the Bruce Springsteen concerts in Croke Park on Friday 27th and Sunday 29th of May 2016.

Authorised Officers of the Authority will be monitoring bus services to and from the concerts at various city centre locations.

If you are operating a licensed service, as per your licence conditions, you must have a copy of your Licence available for inspection on all vehicles used in the operation of the public bus passenger service to which it relates – this includes sub-contractors of your Licence.

The copy of the Licence carried on board must be:

  1. complete – all pages of the Licence must be on board, the cover page is not sufficient; and
  2. valid – the expiry date must not have passed & the concert must be listed as a Licensed Event. Please ensure that your drivers know where this copy is located on board the vehicle to facilitate faster inspection.

It is an offence to operate an unlicensed public bus passenger service; any offence is liable, upon conviction, to a fine of up to €5,000.

Concert Dates/ Times:

Friday 27th May 2016 Concert Details:
Stiles Opening   17:00hrs
Concert Start Time  19:00hrs
Expected Attendance  82,000

Sunday 29th May 2016 Concert Details:
Stiles Opening    17:00hrs
Concert Start Time  19:00hrs
Expected Attendance  82,000

Garda Concert Management Arrangements for Croke Park

Re: Bruce Springsteen in Concert at Croke Park Stadium.

Friday 27th May 2016 and Sunday 29th May 2016. 

Coach Parking:

There is one designated coach parking area being provided for these concerts. It is located at Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall, Dublin 1.

The two designated routes for travelling to and from Alfie Byrne Road are:

  1.  M50 and via the Port Tunnel.
  2.  M11 via East Link Bridge.

Coach drivers are requested to travel directly to the coach parking area where concert patrons can then disembark and park or return to collect passengers after the concert finishes.

There is a second coach parking at Western Way and access is by way of Constitution Hill. Drivers using this facility are also requested to comply with the above requirements.

Coach drivers should note that MOUNTJOY SQUARE IS CLOSED for the entire concert and coach parking or drop off / pick up will not be permitted in that area.

In addition coaches will not be permitted to drop off / pick up passengers on any of the arterial routes around Croke Park Stadium. This will be strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps.

Vehicle Access Routes :

All patrons attending the concerts by vehicle are advised to allow time for traffic delays.

Patrons who have tickets for the Hogan and Davin Stands should approach from the west and north side of the stadium by using the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road and Drumcondra Road.

Patrons who have tickets for the Cusack Stand and Pitch should approach from the east and south side of the stadium by using the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.

On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in residential area. Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles cause traffic disruption, and obstruction to movement of emergency vehicles.

There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardaí and Dublin City Parking Services and such vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a substantial fine.

Garda Cordon :

As with all concerts at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Persons not in possession of a concert ticket will not be permitted through the Garda cordon. Any articles that may cause harm or discomfort to other patrons will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.

As a guideline the full Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and two hours post concert to enable concert patrons to arrive and depart safely.

It is also necessary to temporarily extend the Garda cordon at the end of the event in order to allow the safe exit of concert patrons. This extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after the concerts end.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Ballybough Road from Poplar Row to North Circular Road.

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15/04/2016

Marlay Park Concerts & Longitude 2016

Following the success of the public transport provision to the Marlay Park Concerts and Longitude in 2015, the Authority has once more collaborated with An Garda Síochána, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the event organisers, Festival Republic, to provide a unified transport plan for the concerts, and to advertise these transport services.

Please read the following carefully, as it includes information essential to making a valid application for a Licence for these concerts, including gate opening times and use of the Coach Park.

Although the traffic management plan has yet to be finalised, Festival Republic and An Garda Síochána have advised the following:

  1. There will be one Coach Park provided on the day of each event.
  2. All services must use the Coach Park only. No services will be permitted to use public lands around the Park as a parking/ stopping locations as these raise public order risks, such as traffic and crowd management.
  3. All vehicles should remain parked onsite for the duration of the event, however if it is essential that you leave, you must ensure you return to the coach park by 21:30 at the latest.
  4. If you wish to operate a shuttle service, please contact Festival Republic: pmiller@festivalrepublic.com as soon as possible to discuss your proposal.
  5. Please see also Appendix 1, the terms and conditions of access to College Road Coach Park. Festival Republic have also clarified the Coach Park opening times and gate times as shown in the table below – coaches will not be permitted to enter the Coach Park until opening time listed below, nor will passengers be permitted to disembark at any other point, unless previously agreed with An Garda Síochána and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Date Event Coach Park Opening Time: Event Gate Opening time:
08 July 2016 Kodaline/ Walking on Cars 14:30 16:30
09 July 2016 The Stone Roses 15:30 17:30
15 July 2016 Longitude 12:30 13:30
16 July 2016 Longitude 12:30 13:30
17 July 2016 Longitude 12:30 13:30

Please ensure that all services arrive after the Coach Park opening times to avoid traffic and crowd control problems. The Authority will not offer/ licence any services whose timetables contravene the above timings unless the application is accompanied by an approval in writing directly from Festival Republic.

This year the Authority will again develop an integrated map of all licensed, LUAS and Dublin Bus services and will advertise this on the Transport for Ireland website. The map and information on travel arrangements will also be disseminated by Festival Republic via the concert website and other avenues e.g. TicketMaster mail shot and social media. All licensed services will also be advertised in the Journey Planner. Please note that the inclusion of a licensed service on the map and other printed information is dependent upon the licence being issued approximately six weeks before the event, to allow for the compilation, printing and dissemination time of the map and information materials, so if you wish to be included in these initiatives please apply for your licence as soon as possible and no later than 02 May 2016. Under the Public Bus Passenger Services Guidelines, the indicative timescale for a complete application for an Event/Venue licence is one week for an offer or refusal to issue to the applicant. As you know, once the Authority issues an offer, the applicant has to seek stop permissions from relevant local authorities/ land-owners for all the proposed stops along the route and supply other documentation. This is to ensure that the proposed service can operate safely. The Authority is aware that obtaining stop permissions from the relevant authorities can take some time. Consequently, the Authority strongly encourages you to apply for your Event/ Venue licence at your earliest opportunity.

As was the case last year, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has delegated authority to approve stop permissions for Coach Park for the events in Marlay Park to Festival Republic. These can be obtained by emailing a scan of the complete NTA Offer letter to pmiller@festivalrepublic.ie

The Authority will be issuing a separate bulletin with instructions on how to make a complete and valid application for an Event/ Venue licence, and how to add events, shortly. Please pay particular attention to the requirement to provide the maximum number of vehicles that will utilise each stop on your application timetable, as these are essential to the safe provision of the service and utilisation of stops along the whole route. Applications which do not include this information will be returned as incomplete.

Appendix 1:

Bus Operators Terms and Conditions – College Road Coach Park

Marlay Park Concerts 2016 and Longitude 2016

The following terms and conditions of access to College Road Coach Park

  1. Please use Junction 13 (SB) and Junction 13 (NB) on the M50 to access the College Road Coach Park.
  2. Please follow the instructions of all Garda, Event Security and Transport Staff on your journey to, and while parked in, the Coach Park.
  3. The gate time for concert on the 8th is 16:30hrs, on the 9th is 17:30hrs and 13:30hrs each day for Longitude.
  4. Bus stop approval is only for parking of buses, coaches and minibuses in the Coach Park for the duration of the concert.
  5. Unlike previous concerts, buses, coaches and minibuses will not be permitted to park or drop off / pick up on the side of the road in the area surrounding Marlay Park. Vehicles that park in the local area may be liable to be towed away and the operator could be faced with further Garda sanctions.
  6. It is the policy of An Garda Síochána and MCD Productions that no bus, coach or minibus company permit patrons bearing alcohol or those who are intoxicated to board vehicles to this event. Alcohol consumption on these vehicles is illegal and a fine system to the driver and coach operator will be in place.
  7. No intoxicated patrons or those bearing alcohol will be permitted to disembark from coaches, buses or minibuses to the event area. To this end we would appreciate if this message could be communicated to all customers travelling via your concert coach, bus or minibus service.

8. An Garda Síochána and MCD Productions are asking all operators bringing buses, coaches or minibuses to enforce the MCD Productions and Garda drinks policy on the coaches.

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11/02/2016

The Authority has been informed by the EU Commission that old format Journey Forms will no longer be accepted in other Member States.

If you received your Journey Form book after 01 January 2016, the Authority is in the process of sending the new books to you free of charge, provided that your International RTOL is still valid. Please return any of the old format books to the Authority.

If you have received a book of Journey Forms from the Authority between 01 October 2015 and 31 December 2015, please:

1. Return any unused books, and a copy of your International Operators Licence, to the Authority.
2. If your postal address is different from that on your Licence, please include a cover note with the address you wish the books to be sent to.
3. The Authority will then replace the Journey Form books free of charge.

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31/01/2013

We have been notified by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that Section 16 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 will be commenced with effect from 01 February 2013.

Section 16 transfers the responsibilities for the location of bus stops from An Garda Síochána to the Local Authorities.

As a result, from 01 February 2013 the National Transport Authority will only accept stop approvals on a public road from the relevant Local Authority.

Any existing stop approvals already in place from An Garda Síochána will remain effective.