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Information regarding Budget Day – Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Gardai in Dublin have issued advice in advance of a number of protests which are due to take place in Dublin city centre this evening.

In light of the fact that the timing of these protests will coincide with people’s commute home from work, a comprehensive policing plan has been put in place with the objective of keeping people and traffic moving around the city centre and minimise disruption to individuals and businesses.

Chief Superintendent Micheal O’Sullivan said:

“A number of protests are taking place in the city centre this afternoon and evening.  We want to ensure that people who are making their way home or doing business in the city centre can do so with minimum disruption, particularly in light of the cold weather conditions we are experiencing at the moment.

While there has been some improvement in the weather, we would reiterate the overall Garda safety message both to anyone travelling to the protests or doing business in the city centre, including that they use public transport where possible.

Gardaí will be on duty throughout the city centre to facilitate peaceful protests, manage traffic and ensure the safety of everyone travelling through or working around the city centre.”

No road closures are anticipated at this time but there may be periodic traffic restrictions on the following streets:

Kildare Street, Molesworth Street, Nassau Street, College Green, Stephen's Green, Parnell Square, O'Connell Street, O'Connell Bridge, Westmoreland Street.


Garda Press Office.