Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use this site to improve our service to you. By not accepting cookies some elements of the site, such as video, will not work. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information on how we use cookies.

UPDATE – County Louth - Visit of the 46th President of the United States of America, Mr. Joseph R. Biden to Ireland 12th – 15th April 2023

Issue Date: 12 April 2023

The 46th President of the United States of America will arrive in County Louth from Dublin Airport on the afternoon of the 12th April.

Carlingford Village and Dundalk Town Centre are open for business.

Access to Dundalk town centre (Clanbrassil Street and Market Square) is currently restricted to pedestrian access only with further wider restrictions from 5pm.

Additional traffic restrictions will take place in Carlingford from 4 pm.

If attending either Carlingford Village or Dundalk Town Centre members of the public are encouraged not to be in possession of large bags.

For security reasons pedestrians seeking to access certain areas and any bags in their possession may be subject to search.

Any item that could be determined to be a safety hazard, including but not limited to large items such as flag poles, tripods, folding steps, folding chairs etc… may be restricted.

An Garda Síochána would like to thank the public for their patience and would urge for their compliance at this time.


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
  • Facebook
    • An Garda Síochána
    • Garda Síochána Dublin
    • Garda Síochána Louth
    • Garda Síochána North Western Region
  • Instagram @gardainsta