Friday October 23, 2020

Artery of chaos: What's the solution to M50 congestion?

The traffic situation in and around the capital is close to meltdown

17th January, 2016
Traffic on the Dublin quays under the Loopline rail bridge Picture: Maura Hickey

It was 5.30am on a damp, dark November morning when it happened. A three-vehicle collision on the M50, Dublin’s notorious ring road, which ultimately and tragically claimed the life of a driver. With the city beginning to wake, chaos followed tragedy, as the impact of the awful crash reverberated around the city’s transport network.

By 8.30am, a journey from Maynooth to the M50 that usually takes around 20 minutes was taking...

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