The Office of Public Works (OPW) has in recent days notified Councillors of road closures around Glasnevin Cemetery on the 12th of May when the main Finglas Road N2 will be closed from 7am to 1pm.

Thousands of cars using this road during the morning rush hour will be diverted onto already busy local roads; Prospect Ave, Botanic Road and Old Finglas Road.

The 140 and 40 Bus routes will also also be diverted.

It is understood Prince Charles and Camilla will be shown the Cross of the Sacrifice, which commemorates the beginning of World War I.

However, local Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe last night criticised plans to close a section of the N2 during early morning rush hour to accommodate the visit.

Councillors have been notified of plans to implement the closure between 7am and 1pm.

“While I support the visit to Glasnevin Cemetery itself, the timing of the closures will cause great inconvenience for people trying to get to work or bring their children to school.

“It will also affect some bus routes. I see no reason why the ceremony itself could not be moved to a later time,” Mr McAuliffe told the Irish Independent.

The road closure should not be put in place before 9am. Members of the public can formally object to the closures by midday on Tuesday and I encourage them to do so before midday tomorrow by emailing



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