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. Further details have been provided in a separate update.
On the 13th April 2023 the visit will primarily be concentrated throughout the day in the Phoenix Park and Dublin South City Centre. Traffic management details are further updated below.
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.
There are no public events in the Dublin Region.
Dublin City Centre remains open for business.
The 46th President of the United States of America will arrive at Dublin Airport on the afternoon of the 12th April. Normal operations will continue at Dublin Airport at all times, however members of the public, travelling through Dublin Airport at this time, should allow additional time to arrive at the airport due to possible additional security patrols in the vicinity of Dublin Airport.
The following Traffic Management measures, for security reasons, will be put in place: • From 0700hrs (7am) Tuesday 11th April Earlsfort Terrace is closed to traffic, pedestrian access to businesses on Earlsfort Terrace via Hatch Street only (until Saturday 15th April)
- From 0700hrs (7am) Tuesday 11th April until Saturday the 15th April, parking will be prohibited at the following locations. The majority of these streets already have daily parking restrictions (clearways, double yellow lines etc…)
Dolphins Barn Street
Fitzwilliam Street Lower
Hatch Street Lower*
Kevin Street Lower
Kevin Street Upper
Leeson Street Lower
Leinster Street South
Lincoln Street South
Lord Edward Street
Merrion Square South
Merrion Square West
Merrion Street Upper
South Circular Road
St Luke’s Avenue
St. Stephen’s Green
* Hatch Street Lower – Limited provision will be made for disabled drivers who are attending the National Concert Hall (NCH). Application should be made in advance to the NCH for a permit.
- From 1700hrs (5pm) Wednesday to 1700hrs (5pm) Thursday 13th April – Phoenix Park will be closed to all access, traffic and pedestrians.
* Arrangements are in place for local access (work/ business/ residents ONLY/ NO recreational access)
- From 1900hrs (7pm) Wednesday 12th April 2023 until evening Thursday 13th April 2023 road closures will be in place at the following locations:
Merrion St Upper
School House Lane*
Merrion Sq West
Merrion Sq South
* School House Lane can be accessed from Molesworth Street only.
- From 0800hrs (8am) Thursday 13th April road closures will be in place at the following locations:
Palace Street (closed to pedestrians)
On the afternoon of Friday 14th April the 46th President of the United States of America will depart Dublin Airport for Ireland West Airport. Normal operations will continue at Dublin Airport at all times, however members of the public, travelling through Dublin Airport at this time, should allow additional time to arrive at the airport due to possible additional security patrols in the vicinity of Dublin Airport.
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 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
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