A farmers protest is blocking a number of roads in Dublin this morning
Traffic is expected to be heavily disrupted this morning due to an ongoing protest by farmers.
Over 100 tractors blocked routes yesterday, with more expected to arrive today.
Meanwhile a tractor blocked staff at Leinster House from leaving, meaning a large Garda presence one of the exits was needed.
They maintain that they won't leave until they meet with the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed.
Farmers have slept out overnight in tractors parked around St Stephens Green.
They now say they won’t go until Minister Creed resigns. They’re unhappy with statements he made in the Dail yesterday. pic.twitter.com/p9wKiiUgte
— Kacey O'Riordan (@KaceyORiordan) November 27, 2019
As a result, many roads are closed around St Stephen's Green area.
- St. Stephen’s Green East.
- St. Stephen's Green North.
- Kildare St.
- Dawson St.
- Earlsfort Terrace.
- Leeson St outbound.
- Kevin St/Cuffe St heading towards Stephen’s Green.
- Merrion Square South.
- Merrion Square East.
- Upper Merrion St.
Closures in place sth city centre, St Stephen’s Green. Stephen’s Green East and North, Kildare St and Dawson St. Earlsfort Terrace has one lane open to traffic. Leeson St outbound closed. Kevin St/Cuffe St closed heading towards Stephen’s Green. Merrion Square Sth & East closed
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 27, 2019
In addition, AA Roadwatch reports of no disruption around the M50 just yet.