Issue Date: 10 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 late afternoon into the late evening.
On the 13th April 2023 the visit will be concentrated throughout the day in the Phoenix Park and Dublin South City Centre.
On the 14th April 2023 the visit will primarily be concentrated in Co. Mayo from early afternoon into the late evening.
The 46th President of the United States of America will arrive and depart at Dublin Airport, at various times over the course of the 4-day visit. Normal operations will continue at Dublin Airport at all times, however travelling members of the public should allow additional time to arrive at the airport due to possible rolling road closures, particularly late Wednesday and early Friday.
The 46th President of the United States of America will arrive and depart at Ireland West Airport, on the afternoon and evening of Friday 14th April 2023. Normal operations will continue at Ireland West Airport at all times, however travelling members of the public should allow additional time to arrive at the airport due to possible rolling road closures.
In general, traffic restrictions for the visit will be kept to the minimum required and it is intended that any impact on the public will be localised and minimal.
However, the public can expect localised road closures to facilitate events and temporary rolling road closures to facilitate security escorts over the course of the 12th – 15th April 2023, in the locations above.
The following Traffic Management measures, for security reasons, are currently in place:
Monday 10th April - from 0700hrs Parking restrictions on Earlsfort Terrace, Leeson Street Lower, Hatch Street Lower, Castle Street and Ship Street (until Saturday 15th April)
The following Traffic Management measures, for security reasons, will be put in place:
Tuesday 11th April – from 0700hrs Earlsfort Terrace closed to traffic, pedestrian access to businesses on Earlsfort Terrace via Hatch Street only (until Saturday 15th April)
Wednesday 12th/ Thursday 13th April – Phoenix Park will be closed to all access, traffic and pedestrians, from 5pm Wednesday 12th – 5pm Thursday 13th (arrangements are in place for local access ONLY)
Specific details on further local road closures, parking restrictions and traffic diversions for Louth, Dublin and Mayo will be published in the coming days.
General Information and Advice:
An Garda Síochána are 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.
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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- Garda Síochána Louth
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