Issue Date: 11 April 2023
The 46th President of the United States of America, Mr. Joseph R. Biden will visit Ireland from the 12th – 15th April 2023.
On the 12th April 2023 the visit will primarily be concentrated in Co. Louth from early afternoon. Traffic management details are further updated below.
On the 13th April 2023 the visit will primarily be concentrated throughout the day in the Phoenix Park and Dublin South City Centre. Further details will be provided in a separate update.
On the 14th April 2023 the visit will primarily be concentrated in Co. Mayo from early afternoon. Further details will be provided in a separate update.
The 46th President of the United States of America will arrive in County Louth from Dublin Airport on the afternoon of the 12th April.
The following Traffic Management measures, for security reasons, will be put in place:
- From 2200hrs (10pm) Tuesday 11th April until after departure on Wednesday 12th parking restrictions and road closures will commence in Carlingford:
- Public Car Park – Tourist Office
- Dundalk Street
- North Pier
- Newry Street
- Old Quay Lane
- Castle Hill & Back Lane
- R173 Greenore Road
Further road closures on access routes, R173, R175, R176, to Carlingford, north and south of the Village will be implemented on the morning of the 12th April, time to be confirmed.
- From 2200hrs (10pm) Tuesday 11th April until after departure on Wednesday 12th parking restrictions and road closures will commence in Dundalk:
- Barrack Street
- Seatown Place
- Jocelyn Street
- Roden Place
- Crowe Street
- Clanbrassil Street
- Market Square
- Francis Street
- Park Street
- Dublin Road
The M1 motorway remains unaffected.
The N52 (Inner relief Road) will largely be unaffected, subject to change by operational demands on Wednesday 12th April.
From 1800hrs (6pm) Wednesday 12th there will be traffic restrictions/ temporary closure along the R173, R175, N52 between Carlingford and Dundalk.
General Information and Advice:
An Garda Síochána is working to ensure that the nature and scale of our policing and security operation continues to be proportionate to the need to protect everyone’s safety.
Our objective is to continue to share as much information with the public where necessary as soon as we are in a position to do so.
We would ask members of the public to heed the advice and instructions of Gardaí and we thank them for their continuing co-operation.
An Garda Síochána reminds members of the public that the operation of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS/ Drone) is generally prohibited within 5km of any Airport, over urban areas, over crowds and in other restricted areas. Non-compliance is a criminal offence.
Members of the Public travelling in the affected areas, Louth 12th April, Dublin (Phoenix Park/ South City Centre) 12th /13th April and Mayo 14th April are be asked to plan their journeys during this period to ensure to leave enough time for possible traffic disruptions and to expect some localised delays.
An Garda Síochána has and continues to liaise with business and local residents in the key locations and will continue to communicate directly with them during the visit.
An Garda Síochána continues to engage with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Public Transport Providers to minimise disruption to the Public Transport Network.
Operational plans are subject to change for security and operational reasons.
Real-time updates will be provided, where appropriate by the Garda Press Office via:
- Press releases
- Garda website www.garda.ie
- Twitter @gardatraffic and @gardainfo
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