Roads and Traffic

Salting of Roads for Ice/Frost

Dublin City Council is responsible for the maintenance of roads within the Dublin city area.  This includes ensuring that all roads are passable and safe in the event of frost or snow. 

A winter maintenance plan has been prepared for the salting of roads in the event of frost or snow and this plan determines how the council reacts to the weather forecasts that have been issued.

Port Tunnel

Dublin Port Tunnel is a twin-bore tunnel of 4.5km that links Dublin Port to north county Dublin at the M50 motorway. The tunnel is a dedicated route for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). It succeeds in taking about 9,000 HGVs off the city streets each day. 

The Tunnel is toll free for HGVs and coaches over 25 seats. All other vehicles must pay a toll.

History of the tunnel project

Apply for a HGV Permit(s)

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) with 5+ axles are not permitted to enter a restricted area of Dublin City between 07.00 – 19.00
(7 days a week).

You can apply for a permit to enter this restricted area for 2 reasons:

East Link Toll Bridge Refunds

East Link Toll Bridge Rebate Scheme

Due to a systems change, all hauliers claiming under the Scheme should contact their Toll company regarding the breakdown information.

If you drive a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and you have paid a toll at the East Link Toll Bridge, you can apply for a refund under the following circumstances:

Disabled Parking

Public Transport in Dublin

Your public transport options

Motor Tax Rates

For Motor tax Rates and enquiries please visit the Motor tax Online website

For more information

Dublin City Council
Motor Tax Office
Block B
Blackhall Walk
Queen Street
Dublin 7

Opening hours 9.30am to 3.30pm. Monday to Friday.

Road Opening Licence

An image of a street

You need a licence called a ‘Road Opening Licence’ to dig up a public road or footpath in Dublin City. 

Traffic Cameras

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Plan a journey in Dublin by using these up-to-the-minute images of traffic conditions of the city’s main roads.

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Live Parking Spaces

Our 'Live Parking Spaces' service gathers information from car parks around Dublin to show you what parking spaces are available.
View available car spaces.

For more information

Traffic Control Centre:

FreePhone 1800 29 39 49