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Schedule of Samuel Beckett bridge Openings for January 2015

Proposed Draft Options for Public Consultation on the shared Pedestrian and cyclist use of Grand Canal Square

Royal Canal Cycle and Pedestrian Route 

Dublin City Council’s Environment and Transportation Department are currently carrying out a public consultation to develop a community led design concept for infrastructure proposals for walking, cycling and leisure activities along the Royal Canal between Sheriff Street Upper and North Strand Road and in the surrounding area. As part of this consultation an outline proposal for the Royal Canal Cycle and Pedestrian Route is currently on display in the Civic Offices. Wood Quay, the Laurence O’Toole Community Centre, the Charleville Mall Library, and the East Wall Community Centre until mid-January 2015. A copy of the schematic on display is below.

Comments and/or queries can be emailed to preferably by end of business on Friday 16th January 2015.

Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2014

The Bye-Laws, which regulate Pay & Display Ticket Parking, Permit Parking for Residents, Visitors Permit Parking and miscellaneous issues concerning parking in Dublin City and which come into effect on 15th December 2014, may be inspected in the Environment and Transportation Department, Block 2, Floor 6, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Tel. No. (01) 222 2216 and may also be viewed on (link to Parking Control Bye-Laws 2014)

Parking Tag 

Parking Tag logoParking Tag is a fast and convenient way to pay for parking. No more fumbling for change and you can extend your parking time without returning to the parking meter if you are delayed.

Full details on how to register are available at or phone 0818 300 161.

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Dublin City Council to introduce new traffic measures to facilitate Smart Travel on city quays

Dublin City Council is pleased to announce new traffic measures which will facilitate Smart Travel on the city’s quays. Smart Travel includes public transport, cycling and walking.  

Click here to read the Press Release

Bridges of Dublin Project

Bridges of Dublin was designed to showcase Dublin’s unique bridge infrastructure.  The site provides a range of information running to over 90,000 words covering the history, design, engineering statistics and interesting facts for each of the current 23 bridges. Find out more about the Bridges of Dublin Project here.

Templeogue Road queue relocation signals

To prevent down-stream congestion at Terenure Cross the queuing traffic is moved to the upstream section on the wider section of Templeogue Road which has sufficient capacity to contain the queue. The bus lane on this wider section allows buses to overtake the queue, and travel unhindered down the uncongested section of road. The signals are not demanded by approaching buses but operate when a queue length of 100 metres is detected on the approach to the junction of Templeogue Road/Terenure Road West.

Luas Cross City Project

Find out more about the Luas Cross City Project here.

Proposed Traffic Management works on St. Stephen’s Green East and St. Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2 to facilitate LUAS Cross City. Please click here for full details.

To download a map of Luas Cross City. please click here.

East Link Bridge Tolls

The current tolls being applied at East Link Toll Bridge are as follows:

Class of Traffic

Amount of Toll €

Motor Cars


Buses/commercial vehicles not included in any other class with an unladen weight not exceeding 2 tonnes


Commercial vehicles over 2 tonnes unladen weight and with not more than 2 axles


Commercial vehicles over 2 tonnes unladen weight and with not more than 3 axles


Commercial vehicles over 2 tonnes unladen weight and with 4 or more axles


Taxi Rank Bye-Laws

Dublin City Council has made Bye-Laws entitled Dublin City Council Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2011 in respect of regulating the location and operation of taxi stands in the Dublin City area. These Bye-Laws are effective from 12th December 2011.

Please click here  more information.

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Plan a journey in Dublin by using recent images of traffic conditions on the city’s main roads

Dublin City Council Control of Horse Drawn Carriages Bye-Laws 2011

 Dublin City Council has made Bye-Laws entitled Dublin City Council Control of Horse Drawn Carriages Bye-Laws 2011.  The Bye-Laws regulate the operation of Horse Drawn Carriages in respect of the administrative area of Dublin City Council and they came into effect on 1st February, 2011.

The main areas covered by the Bye-Laws are:

Location of hiring stands for hiring of hackney carriages

Standards for hackney carriages

  • Requirements in relation to Proprietors/Drivers
  • Licence numbers and fees
  • Insurance requirements
  • Fare arrangements
  • Animal Welfare issues
  • Use of Dung Catchers

The Bye-Laws may be inspected during normal office hours in Dublin City Council, Roads and Traffic Department, Block 2, Floor 5, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Tel No. 222 2531 or can be downloaded by clicking here

College Green Bus Corridor is in operation Monday to Friday

The full operational hours of the College Green Bus Corridor are as follows:

Monday to Friday 07:00 to 10:00
Monday to Friday 16:00 to 19:00

During these hours, only Buses, Taxis and Cyclists are permitted to travel through the College Green Bus Corridor.
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Apply for Motortax Online

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Dublin City Council's Workplace Travel Plan

Travel Plans offer organisational, environmental, community benefits.  Dublin City Council recognises this and has developed sustainable transport principles in line with environmental policy commitments. Read the Workplace Travel Plan.

Getting around Dublin by bike means you don't have to worry about sticking to bus timetables or being restricted by parking meters. Whether you're just popping down to the shops to pick up some milk, commuting to work or cycling to get fit and help the environment, cycling gives you the freedom to be flexible and spontaneous. Go to