Roads and Traffic

HGV Management Strategy

The Dublin Port Tunnel opened on 20 December 2006 providing direct access between Dublin Port and the national road network for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Dublin City Council introduced the HGV Management Strategy to encourage maximum use of the Port Tunnel by port-related traffic and to enhance the city centre environment.

Traffic in Dublin

Plan a road journey in Dublin by using up-to-the-minute information from the Dublin Traffic Control Centre.

If you know of a traffic problem, please tell us about it using the FreePhone number below.

Get the Latest Traffic News

 The Traffic Management  & Incident Centre gives you information about the city's traffic conditions around the clock.

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If you know of a traffic problem, please tell us about it using the FreePhone number below.

How to stay up-to-date

Cranes, Hoists and Vehicles Permits

A permit is required when the positioning of a Mobile Crane/Hoist/Vehicle on a public road or footpath results in obstruction to a lane of traffic or interferes with pedestrian traffic flow.

Getting to Croke Park

How to get to Croke Park?


Croke park is just a 25 min walk from O’Connell Bridge

See where Croke Park is located

Public transport

The best way to get to and from Croke Park on match day is by public transport.

Getting Around Dublin

Best routes for driving through Dublin

If you need to drive through Dublin City, we recommend that you use the following routes:

Coach Parking in Dublin City

Parking is restricted (including paid parking) to coaches on a 24 hour basis unless otherwise indicated on a time plate (signpost).

Maximum stay for coaches is also indicated on the time plate (signpost).

The following is a list of coach parking bays within Dublin City Councils administrative boundaries:

Speed Limits in Your Area

Dublin City Council has progressively introduced a 30km/h speed limit to many areas of the city. The recent adoption of the 2018 Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws on 2018 led to a further expansion of this speed limit on Thursday 25th October 2018.

Marlborough Street Public Transport Priority Bridge

Dublin City Council is planning to build a new bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin City Centre, just downstream of O’Connell Bridge.  The bridge will carry buses and the LUAS at this critical location across the Liffey.  It will have cycleways and generous footpaths that will open Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street to greater footfall, prospective development and create a new north-south link from Abbey Street to Pearse Street. 

Parking in Dublin

If you drive into Dublin City, you need to know the rules about parking. These rules are intended to help you by:
  • Reducing congestion and road obstructions.
  • Increasing the number of parking spaces available for your use.

Parking in Dublin?

If parking in Dublin City park legally and avoid being clamped.