An Garda Síochána has issued a statement to notify the general public about “a large scale protest” by members of the farming sector which is expected to take place in Dublin City tomorrow.
In a statement, Garda said that around 400 tractors are expected to converge on the city centre from all around Ireland from early afternoon.
This, they outlined, will impact on traffic from 10am when road closures will come into effect on:
- Kildare Street;
- Molesworth Street;
- St Stephens Green South;
- Merrion Square West/South/East;
- Merrion Street Upper.
In addition, the following arrangements will apply:
- Eastbound traffic on Kevin Street will be diverted up New Bride Street;
- St Stephens Green North and East will only remain open for public transport from 2pm;
“Traffic delays are expected on the main arterial routes into Dublin City Centre (N2, N3, N4, N7 N81) from 12 noon when tractors start arriving.”
“Bus corridors will not be impacted and Gardaí are advising commuters to avail of public transport where possible.”
“Gardaí are continuing to liaise closely with those organising the protest and traffic updates will be provided on the @gardatraffic Twitter account.” the statement concluded.