Friday, May 30, 2014

Playlist for Friday 30.5.14

Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Moloko - Time is now
Alpine - Hands
Kings Of Leon - King of the rodeo
The Cars - Just what I needed
Camera Obscura - French Navy
U2 - Desire
Madness - It must be love

Zutons - Valerie
The Coasters - Down in Mexico
C2C - Happy
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Guns N Roses - Welcome to the jungle
Jungle - The Heat
Oasis - Supersonic
The Hot Sprockets - Shake me Off

Tom Petty - American Girl
Vampire Weekend - Diplomats Son
Michael Jackson - Bille Jean
Grimes - Genesis
Killers - Mr. Brightside
David Bowie - Sound & Vision
Two Door Cinema Club - undercover Martyn
Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
Paul Simon - You can call me Al
Viking Project - Coral Bay

Women’s Mini Marathon 2014 Road Closures

The following roads will be closed to facilitate the Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday June 2nd 2014:

Fitzwilliam Street Upper 06.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Fitzwilliam Place 06.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Baggot Street Lower 06.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Fitzwilliam Street Lower 08.00hrs 18.00 hrs
Pembroke Street Upper & Lower 08.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Merrion Square East 08.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Merrion Square South 08.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Merrion Square West 08.00hrs18.00 hrs
Merrion Street Upper 08.00hrs to 18.00 hrs
Hume Street 10.30hrs to 18.00 hrs
Ely Place 10.30hrs to 18.00 hrs
Baggot Street Bridge 13.30hrs to 15.30 hrs
Baggot Street Upper 13.30hrs to 15.30 hrs
Pembroke Road 13.30hrs to 18.00 hrs
Leeson Street Lower 12.00hrs to 17.30 hrs
Leeson Street Bridge 14.30hrs to 17.30 hrs
Adelaide Road 14.30hrs to 17.30 hrs
Nutley Lane 13.30hrs to 16.30 hrs

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is also closing of the R138/Stillorgan Road (from Fosters Avenue to Belfield Bridge) on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June 2014 from 13.30hrs to 16.30hrs

The proposed diversion route for this temporary road closure is via Fosters Avenue and Roebuck Road.

Traffic Management Plan for the event:

Inbound traffic on Rock Road will be diverted via Strand Road, Beach Road, Bath Street, Irishtown Road, Bridge Street, Ringsend Road, Pearse Street and Tara Street.

Inbound traffic on Stillorgan Road will divert via Foster Avenue, Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh Road, Sandford Road, Ranelagh Road, Charlemont Street, Harcourt Road, Camden Street, Camden Street Lower, Wexford Street, Aungier Street, South Great George’s Street, Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Christchurch Place, Winetavern Street to the quays.

Outbound traffic on College Green wishing to travel south on Stillorgan Road will be diverted via Dame Street. South Great George’s Street, Aungier Street, Wexford Street, Camden Street, Charlotte Way, Harcourt Street, Harcourt Road, Charlemont Street, Ranelagh Road, Sandford Road, Clonskeagh Road, Roebuck Road and Fosters Avenue.

Outbound traffic on Townsend Street wishing to travel south via Merrion Square will be diverted via Pearse Street, Ringsend Road, Bridge Street, Irishtown Road, Pembroke Street, Beach Road, Strand Road to Rock Road.

Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Works on College Green part of @LuasCrossCity

Luas Cross City scheme will commence in the College Green area Monday evening the 2nd of June.

One northbound traffic lane will be temporarily closed in the College Green area for the duration of the works, with the two existing southbound lanes remaining open throughout. There will be no changes to car park access in the area.

The works are being carried out during the summer months, when traffic numbers are lower, in order to minimise delays and disruption to road users.

Of course the College Green bus corridor remains in place from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10am and from 4pm to 7pm. An Garda Síochána will be actively enforcing these regulations during the period of these works.

Dublin Bus services will continue to operate as normal during this stage of works.

Playlist for Thursday 29.5.14

Pixies - Debaser
The Fat Lady Sings - Arclight
Laura Marling - Devils Spoke
Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary
Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo
Green Day - Basket Case
This Club - I won't worry
PHOX - Slow Motion
Paul McCartney - Jet
The Immediate - Stop & Remember
Kinks - You really got me

Smashing Pumpkins - Today
Doors - Break on through
Fryars - Cool like me
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic - 40 day dream
The Hot Sprockets - Shake me off
Twin Shadow - To the top
Codes - Astrea
Audioslave - Cochise

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Dire Straits - Money from Nothing
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
The 4 of Us - Mary
Wilson Pickett - Land of a thousand Dances
The Strypes - Blue Collar Jane
Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy
New Radicals - You get what you give

Slow Down! Save Lives!

• 11 Fatalities and 16 Serious Injuries over June Bank Holiday in 2013 and 2012
• 80,000+ drivers detected speeding to date in 2014
• Applegreen to give away free coffees at participating stations on 30th May.

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have appealed to drivers ahead of the June Bank Holiday weekend to reduce their speed by taking part in a national ‘Slow Down” day, which will take place for a 24 hour period, from 7am on Friday 30th – 7am Saturday 31st May 2014.

The call comes as figures show that the June Bank Holiday has consistently been the most dangerous weekend over the past two years. Five people lost their lives and five were seriously injured over the June Bank Holiday in 2013. Six lost their lives and 11 were seriously injured in 2012.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What we're off to see at this years @ForbiddenFFest

Time to get out the highlighters and get planning for this years Forbidden Fruit Festival in the Royal hospital Kilmainham this weekend.

We'll try and make the choice easier for you.


2.15 The Eskies (Undergrowth Stage)
3.15 Vann Music (Original Stage)
3.45 Gavin James (Lighthouse Stage)
4.15 Kevin Gildea (Comedy Stage )
6.00 And So I Watch You From Afar (Original Stage) or at 6.15  Fuck Buttons (Undergrowth Stage)
7.45 Thundercat and Captain Murphy (Undergrowth Stage)
8.15 Squarehead (Lighthouse Stage)
9.15 Flaming Lips (Original Stage) try and sneak off to catch a bit of Girls Names  (Lighthouse Stage)


2.15 Brian Deady (DO NOT MISS THIS MAN)  (Original Stage)
3.15 Sounds Of A System Breakdown (Original Stage)
4.30 Gold Panda (Undergrowth Stage)
5.45 Public Enemy (Undergrowth Stage)
6.00 Little Dragon (Original Stage)
7.30 Warpaint (Original Stage) Our absolute highlight, CAN NOT WAIT to see them!
21.15 Too Many DJ's (Original Stage) sneaking off to catch some of Wild Beasts (Undergrowth Stage)

Only one or two clashes with some dashing between stages, but back to back we think that is a great weekend of music.

Plus the Music Trail in town to whet your apetite! 

Traffic Restrictions For @ForbiddenFFest

This shouldn't have a big effect on local traffic as festival goers take public transport to and from the festival. however Bloom will have an impact on the area and this will delay music lovers journeys to the festival. 

Don't drive as there will be ‘no parking available for the public’ at or in the vicinity of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Cars will be clamped or removed if parked in the vicinity. 

As the festival is well serviced by Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish rail public transport is the best way to get to and from the event. 

Road Closures

1. Military Road will be closed  from the junction with Johns Road West from 1pm until event is over, and also the junction with Kilmainham Lane/Bow Lane West for the same periods. Some Disabled Access vehicles, and work vehicles seeking access to the East Gate will be facilitated access through this junction, subject to co-ordination of traffic movements with Gardaí in that Sector.

2 Military Road will be available for use by Dublin Bus during all times of the events each day. This will also be available for use by emergency vehicles.

3 Military Road will remain open to all traffic travelling outbound towards St. John’s Road West only, subject to co-ordination of traffic movements with Gardaí.

4 Kilmainham Lane will be restricted to one-way traffic outbound only from 1pm each day during these events. Both road closures will be enforced by Gardaí.

The RHK museum will be open as normal during these events but without parking for persons attending museum. This will have to be monitored by Gardai working in vicinity of the East gate.

Disabled Parking

Cars displaying a disability badge only will be permitted to enter the venue by the East gate.


Pedestrian access and exit throughout the event via East Gate to Military Road only, while the West Gate will be utilised as the Emergency Access point to venue, but will be opened for pedestrian exit at end of event. Barriers will be erected at the West Gate to ensure the safety of pedestrians exiting the event.

Tickets will be provisionally checked at East gate


A “drop and go” system will be in operation for taxis on Johns Road West in the vicinity of Heuston Station and on Kilmainham Lane at junction with Irwin Street. A taxi waiting area will be facilitated along St Johns Road West (Inbound) for passenger pick up or waiting for patrons leaving through the East Gate after the event. There will be no taxi ranks or permitted pick up points on St John’s Road West (Outbound), Con Colbert Road, South Circular Road, Military Road, Kilmainham Lane, Bow Lane West or St Johns Road West (Outbound). No taxi access will be permitted at any time onto Military Road during the event on any day until road closures are lifted.


The Luas stop on Davitt Road/Suir Road and Heuston Station are the closest Luas stops to the event for patrons entering via the East Gate, and persons will be encouraged to use Luas service in all promotional material.

Emergency Route

The West Gate will act as the dedicated Emergency Route.

Main Car Park

There will be no parking for the public attending concerts in the ground of the RHK. Car parking is available for member’s vehicles at west end of RHK car park, immediately to rear of Kilmainham Station, entering through East Gate.

East Gate Entrance

All authorised vehicles entering the RHK will use this gate i.e. buses and wheelchair. 

All traffic exiting the RHK will leave via the East Gate when safe to do so.

Kilmainham Lane/SCR Junction

For the duration of these events, Kilmainham Lane will be restricted to a one-way traffic flow system, outbound only, with no entry for vehicles from SCR. When implemented this rule will be rigorously enforced for all vehicles, including Gardai, taxis, residents and motor cyclists.

Road Closures after Event:

From approx 10.30pm on both 31st May and 1st June 2014 the following road closures will come into place for the purpose of crowd safety in terms of patrons leaving the RHK concert event.

• St John’s Road West (Outbound) will be closed for all traffic including taxi’s and public transport vehicles, and will divert all traffic onto Heuston Bridge towards Parkgate Street and Conyngham Road. Barriers will be put in place along the central median of St Johns Road West to prevent pedestrian access across inbound carriageway other than at junction of Military Road, which will be controlled by Gardai to permit passage of traffic inbound when necessary.

• Bow Lane West will be closed to all outbound traffic from James Street including taxis and all traffic will be diverted outbound along James Street. This will effectively prevent taxi issues arising within the cordon while patrons are leaving the area.

• South Circular Road (Outbound) will be closed temporarily at junction with Emmet Road, and traffic diverted left onto Emmet Road or right onto Old Kilmainham for duration of closure. Traffic inbound along Emmet Road will not be allowed turn left onto South Circular Road, but diverted inbound towards City Centre.

• South Circular Road (Inbound) will be closed temporarily at junction with Con Colbert Road and there will be no right turns for traffic from junction of N4 inbound towards South Circular Road.

Playlist for Wednesday 28.5.14

Thin Lizzy - Emerald
Dog trumpet - Speed of Light
The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
Cut Copy - Take me over
Future Islands - Seasons
Heavenly Beat - Faithless
Elastic Sleep - Leave You
TuneYards - Water Fountain
Cathy Davy - Moving
Menomena - Plumage

Grimes - Genesis
Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton - Freedom
The Hot Sprockets - Shake Me Off
Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone
Blur - The Universal
Codes - Astrea
Bob Marley - Could you be loved
Glass Animals - Black Mambo
Paul Simon - Graceland
Joshua Burnside - Black Dog Sin

Pretty Lights - We must go on
Blind Melon - No Rain
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
Primal Scream - Rocks
Mando Diao - Motown Blood
Viking Project - Coral Bay
I'm your vinyl - For you
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Treefight for sunlight - Facing the sun
Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth
Real Estate - Crime
The Dead Heavys - Everybody in the night
The Viking Project - Constance Keane

Brilliant free acoustic gigs thanks to @ForbiddenFFest & @FMC_Ireland this weekend.

Such a great idea!

Forbidden Fruit are running a 20 band, free music trail across the city this weekend. All the acts played last years hard Working Class Heroes Festival which is run by First Music Contact (who are unsung heroes helping bands get a start in the music business for years!)

The trail is planned to lead you from the city centre and out to the festival at the Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham.

Here's the list of bands and locations. We will all be piling into Joshua Burnside in Dublin Ink and to Elastic Sleep in HMV! 

Time venue  Address Saturday  31 Sunday 1
12.00pm HMV Grafton Street Elastic Sleep Anderson

12.30pm Rothar Cafe Fade Street Jethro Pickett dREA

1.00pm Pitt Brothers Georges Street The Hard Ground Tell no Foxx

1.30pm Fallon and Byrne Exchequer Street The Vincents Fallen Rule

2.00pm Gutter Bookshop Cow's Lane Biggles Conor Walsh

2.30pm Dublin Ink Saul’s Ct, Cows Lane Joshua Burnside DOGGS

3.00pm Twisted Pepper Middle Abbey Street Sleep McEvox Kobina

3.30pm The Church Jervis street The Pale The Crayon Set

4.00pm Dice Bar Queen's Street Frankenstein Bolts Floorstaff

4.30pm Heuston Station St. Johns Road West I heart the Monster Hero Skelocrats

5.00pm Hilton Hotel Kilmainham replete kara kara

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bloom In The Park Traffic Restrictions

One of the best events each year in Dublin (if not Ireland) is Bloom in the park and this year is shaping up to be the best yet. Last year 110,000 people attneded the event.

This year it runs from the 29th of May to the 2nd of June.

Of course anything that attracts that volume of people is going to cause some traffic issues.

There are 2 designated car parks for the Bloom 2014 Festival and they are located off the North Road. 

Red Car Park:
Location: off the Odd Lamp Road

Vehicles entering the Phoenix Park via Parkgate Street, North Circular Road  and Cabra Gate will be directed towards the North Road. At the junction with the Odd Lamp Road, vehicles will be directed to the Red Car Park.

Vehicles exiting the Red Car Park will be directed left onto the Odd Lamp Road and at the junction with the North Road; they will turn right towards Cabra Gate.

Green Car Park:
Location: off the North Road

Vehicles entering the Phoenix Park via Castleknock Gate will be directed onto the North Road from Mountjoy Cross. At the North Road, vehicles will be directed to the Green Car Park.

Vehicles exiting the Green Car Park will be directed left onto the North Road and at Mountjoy Cross vehicles can exit the Phoenix Park via the Castleknock Gate or Knockmaroon Gate.

Disability Car Parking:

Disability car parking is located in both the Red and Green Car. There will be a designated car park area set aside for patrons availing of this car park. All patrons must be in possession of an official disability badge to avail of this car park.

V.I.P. Parking:

VIP parking is located in the Red Car Park. There will be no access to this car park via the Phoenix Monument; all traffic must enter via the North Road / Odd Lamp Road.

Ashtown Gate:

This gate will remain closed for the duration of the Bloom opening hours each day as it is the emergency route. In the event of heavy traffic congestion, vehicles may be permitted to egress the Phoenix Park via this gate.

Alternative Car Parking:

There are a number of alternative car parking locations within the confines of the Phoenix Park:

1. Chesterfield Avenue: Castleknock Gate – Mountjoy Cross & Gough Roundabout to Phoenix Monument
2. Zoo car park
3. Polo grounds
4. Cricket Grounds

No Car Parking:

There will be no car parking permitted between:–

1. Mountjoy Cross to 50meters past the Phoenix Monument (on the city side)

2. North Road from Mountjoy Cross to Cabra Gate

3. Odd Lamp Road

4. Acres Road

Traffic Diversions:

Vehicles entering Castleknock Gate will not be permitted to turn left onto the North Road, except vehicles attending Bloom and accessing the Green Car Park.
No Vehicle will be permitted past Ratra Triangle on the North Road

Private Coaches:

Private coaches will be permitted to stop and drop off patrons on Chesterfield Avenue at the Shuttle Bus Drop Off / Collection point.
Private coaches can NOT park here.
Parking for private coaches is available in the Papal Cross car park.

Taxi Drop Off:

1No taxis will be permitted to stop or drop off or collect patrons on Chesterfield Avenue at the Shuttle Bus Drop Off / Collection point.
There will be a taxi drop off point located in a coned area on Chesterfield Avenue, just past the Furze Road.

Shuttle Bus Drop Off & Collection Point:

The official Shuttle Bus drop off / collection point will be on Chesterfield Avenue, between the Phoenix Monument and Mountjoy Cross, in front of the Bloom entrance gate.

Public Transport:

The Phoenix Park and its surrounds are well serviced by Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Luas, Iarnrod Eireann and patrons should avail of these where possible.

Playlist for Tuesday 27.5.14

Cathy Davy - Sing for your supper
Fryars - Cool like me
Jimi Hendrix - Castles made of sand
Eels - My Beloved Monster
Death Cab for Cutie - You are a tourist
Marc Bolan - 20th Century Boy
Kodakid - Shake Skin
Cut Copy - Hearts on fire
Beirut - Nantes
The Hollies - I'm Alive
I'm your vinyl - For you
Elton John - Tiny Dancer

Real Estate - Crime
Supergrass - Alright
Treefight for sunlight - Facing the sun
Rocstrong - Go Head
Friends - I'm his girl
tUnE-yArDs - Hey Life
Frank Sinatra - I've got you under my skin
The wood burning savages - Been anywhere lately?
Glass Animals - Black Mambo
George Michael - Faith
Go Wolf - Voices
Beatles - Come together
Director - Reconnect

Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Are friends Electric
TV on the Radio - Wolf like me
Royal Blood - Come on Over
Stereophonics - Pick a part that's new
The Viking Project - Coral Bay
The Preatures - Is this how you feel
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Twin Shadow - To The Top
Badly Drawn Boy - Once around the block
Fleet Foxes - Blue Spotted Tail
The Hot Sprockets - Shake me off
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

Monday, May 26, 2014

Playlist for Monday 26.5.14

Kings of Convenience - Misread
Come On Live Long - Mountains
Rodriguez - Crucify your mind
Real Estate - Crime
I am Kloot - Morning Rain
I'm your vinyl - For you
School of seven bells - ILU
Jens Lekman - A postcard to Nina
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk us uptown
Fleet Foxes - Blue Spotted tail
Moby - Natural blues

Glass Animals - Black Mambo
The National - Start a War
Royal Blood - Come on over
Solar Bears - Our future is now
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell me a tale
Vampire Weekend - The kids don't a chance
The War on Drugs - Under the pressure
The Viking Project - Constance Keane

Banks - Warm Water
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
Future Islands - Fall from Grace
Leonard Cohen - Going Home
Yuck - Rebirth
The Strypes - Blue Collar Jane
White Stripes - My Doorbell
Hal - Why do you come here
The Mountain Goats - Damn these vampires
The Wood Burning Savages - Ben anywhere lately?
Bill Callahan - Jim Cain

Friday, May 23, 2014

Playlist for Friday 23.5.14

Them - Gloria
The Asteroid Galaxy Tour - The Golden Age
Edwin Collins - Never met a girl
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
The La's - There she goes
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Soak - Blud
Gorillaz - Feel Good

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Guns N Roses - Welcome to the jungle
Feist - 1234
Clash - Train in Vain
Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed life
Beatles - Back in the USSR
Survivor - Eye of a tiger

Kingsmen - Louis Louis
Crime - Crime
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
Jungle - The Heat
Doors - Break on Through
Director - Reconnect
Thin Lizzy - Emerald

Newlands Cross Changes This Weekend

Changes to the N7 city bound lanes at Newlands Cross will be put in place over the coming weekend, on Friday and Saturday night.

Tonight there will be a change in the junction layout on the approach from Belgard and Fonthill Roads.

From Sunday morning, there will be a reduction in the number of dedicated left and right turn lanes from the N7 Inbound onto Belgard and Fonthill Roads. Right and left turn movements will still be available.

An alternative HGV route for traffic wishing to turn left off the N7 onto Fonthill Road will be provided via Kingswood Junction off the N7.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

One Direction Croke Park Restrictions

82,000 screaming fans (or at least 3/4 of those will be fans, the rest long suffering parents with weapons grade ear plugs) will descend on Croke Park and the area for three nights starting tomorrow and ending on Sunday, much to the relief of locals.

So what does that mean to traffic? Well it's bad news.

From 3 PM each day a Garda cordon will be in place at the junction of Lwr Drumcondra Rd and Clonliffe Rd, Fitzroy Ave and Whitworth Place. 

There will be further closures on North Circular Rd at Gills Corner and Jones Rd and restrictions in place at Clonliffe Rd and Ballybough Rd.

The best advice, if you don't have to be in the area, don't go there. Ballymun Rd is often a much better option than the Swords Rd to get to the M50. Fairview and Amiens St will see extra volumes. The wider berth you can give the area, the happier you'll be. 

If you are going to the concert. Please take public transport. It is a short walk to Croke Park from Connolly Station so you can take the Dart or the Luas to there.  Below is an excellent breakdown on the public transport option to the event. 

Tune into Live Drive on 103.2 Dublin City FM from 4 to 7 or keep an eye on our twitter feed @LiveDrive 

Playlist for Thursday 22.5.14

The Academic - Bear Claws
The National - Brainy
The Frames - Pavement Tune
The War on Drugs  - Under the pressure
Cathy Davy - Come Over
Little Dragon - Paris
Lemonheads - Its a shame about Ray
Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits
Cat Power - Ruin
MGMT - Time To Pretend

Air - All I need
David Bowie - Sound & Vision
The Minutes - Fleetwood
Jungle - The Heat
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Frou Frou - Let Go
The Wood Burning Savages - Been Anywhere lately

Beach House - Myth
Smiths - Panic
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
TuneYards - Hey Life
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Jamie Berry - Delight
Crosby Stills Nash & young - Ohio
Tandem Felix - Tell your loved ones
The Blades - Ghost of a chance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Playlist for Wednesday 21.5.14

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken
TuneYards - My Life
The Cure - In Between Days
The Walls - To the bright and shining sun
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop
The Heavy - How you like me now
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
The Dead Heavys - Everybody in the night
Alt-J - Something Good
Led Zeppelin - Over the hills & far away

Moby - Run On
Roy Orbison - you got it
Arcade Fire - We used to wait
Morrissey - Suedehead
Flaming Lips - Race for the prize
The Preatures - Is this how you feel?
Stardust - Music sounds better with you
Soak - Blud
Supergrass - Richard III
David Geraghty - Kaleidescope

Real Estate - Crime
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
New Order - Regret
Marvin Gaye - Got to give it up
Twin Shadow - At my heels
Laura Marling - Ghosts
Red Queen Contest - Now
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3
Van Morrison - Baby please don't go
Muse - Newborn

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Playlist for Tuesday 20.5.14

The Cast of Cheers - Animals
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City
Bob Dylan - Subterrainean Homesick Blues
Bat for Lashes - Daniel
Whipping Boy - We don't need nobody else
Broken Bells - Holding on for life
Phoenix - Long Distance Call
Teleman - 23 Floors Up
Squeeze - Cool for cats
Rocstrong - Go Head
Daughter - Youth

Cat Stevens - I love my dog
St Paul & The Broken Bones - Call Me
Oasis - Don't look back in anger
Real Estate - Crime
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Twin Shadow - To The Top
Frank Black - Hang on to your ego
Lykke Li - I will follow
Big Audio Dynamite - Rush

Reverend & The Makers - Heavyweight champion of the world
The Wood Burning Savages - Been anywhere lately?
Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
Hozier - From Eden
The Academic - Bear Claws
George Baker - Little Green Bag
C2C - Down the road
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Weezer - Beverly Hills
Ciaran Gribin - Sold Out Hallelujah

Monday, May 19, 2014

Playlist for Monday 19.5.14

The Viking Project - Constance Keane
Darkside - Paper Trails
Junip - Your Life Your Call
Brian Eno - Daddys Car
Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
Blind Yackety - Easy Days
Cosmo Sheldrake - The Moss
Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy
Fryars - On your own
Cayucas - High School Lover
Ghost Estates - In your Dreams
They might be giants - You're on fire
Rocstrong - Go Head

First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
London Grammar - Hey Now
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
Feist - Inside & Out
Conor Oberst - Zigzagging towards the light
Teleman - 23 Floors Up
The War on Drugs - Under the pressure
The Wood Burning Savages - Been Anywhere Lately?
Real Estate - Crime
Future Islands - Fall from Grace
Handsome Handsome - So I can remember

Lucius - Turn it around
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Twin Shadow - To The Top
Steve Mason - Am I just man
Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
Eskies - Fever
Shearwater - You as you were
Knocking Ghost - Distractions
Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
Volcano Choir - Byegone
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne

Friday, May 16, 2014

Playlist for Friday 16.5.14

Divine Comedy - National Express
Chromeo - Come Alive
AC/DC - Skies on Fire
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
James Brown - Papas got a brand new bag
Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket
Them - Gloria
Laura Mvulu - Secret Garden
Green Day - Basket Case
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Wood Burning Savages - Been Anywhere Lately?

B-52's - Love Shack
U2 - Mysterious Ways
Blur - Beetlebum
TuneYards - Water Fountain
Lionel Richie - Dancing on the ceiling
Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
Arrested Development - Tennessee
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate

Futureheads - Decent Days & Nights
Paul Simon - You can call me al
The Preatures - Is this how you feel?
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Florence & The Machine - Dog days are over
Beatles - Love me do
Real Estate - Crime
Moloko - Sing it back
Rocstrong - Go Head

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playlist for Thursday 15.5.14

Two Door Cinema Club - Something good can work
Radiohead - Sulk
Santigold - Lights Out
Pulp - Mis-Shapes
Slow Club - Tears of Joy
The Roots - The Seed
Real Estate - Crime
They might be giants - Birdhouse in your soul
Teleman - 23 floors up
Kid Karate - Two Times
Messiah J & The Experts - Superfamous Supertune
Billy Joel - Movin Out

The White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button
Fleet Foxes - Bedouin Dress
The Jam - Start
Fryars - Cool like me
Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief
Big September - The Preacher
Dog Trumpet - Speed of Light
Hozier - From Eden
Portishead - Glorybox

The Meters - Cissy Strut
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
Rilo Kiley - Breakin Up
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song
Ought - Today more than any other day
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
The Eskies - Fever
Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
Gin Blossom - Follow you down
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
Myles Manley - Gotta get out the country

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Becket Bridge Closures

Samuel Beckett Bridge will close to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the following times during the month of May:

Sunday 18th May 2014 14:00 hours until 15:00 hours

Monday 19th May 2014 21:00 hours until Tuesday 20th May 2014 06:00 hours

Tuesday 20th May 2014 21:00 hours until Wednesday 21st May 2014 06:00 hours

Wednesday 21st May 2014 21:00 hours until Thursday 22nd May 2014 06:00 hours

Thursday 22nd May 2014 21:00 hours until Friday 23rd May 2014 06:00 hours

The opening on the 18th May 2014 is required to facilitate the movement of ships on the river while the remaining openings are required in order to facilitate maintenance works on the bridge

Playlist for Wednesday 14.5.2014

4 - 5

Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Gemma Hayes - Something In My Way
Wings - Live And Let Die
Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Jape - I Was A Man
Duffy - Rockferry
Pugwash - It's Nice To Be Nice
Tune Yards - Hey Life
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks

5 - 6

U2 - I Will Follow
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Automata - Out Of This
Big September - Tear It All Up
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Blur - End Of A Century
Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats

6 - 7

Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Walls - To The Bright And Shining Sun
Mary Onettes - Naive Dream
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
The Frames - Pavement Tune
Ladyhawke - Manipulating Woman
Wreckless Eric - The Whole Wide World
Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Liverpool v Shamrock Rovers in the Aviva

Liverpool are playing Shamrock Rovers tomorrow evening in the Aviva. kick off is unusually early at 5.30, but to add to your woes there are exams in the RDS, if you don;t have to travel in the area, it's best to avoid it.

Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:

As with all events at the Aviva Stadium, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to the Stadium. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community will be facilitated at the barriers with proof of address. However proof of address does not guarantee entry through the cordon where high pedestrian volumes exist.

The following roads will be closed to through traffic from  1pm

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Lane

Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road

Newbridge Avenue

Bath Avenue

Londonbridge Road

Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from half 3.

The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road

Shelbourne Road

Beatty’s Avenue

Ballsbridge Avenue

During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed.

Parking Restrictions:

Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:

Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge

Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road

Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road

Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.

Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.

Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.

Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road

Playlist for Tuesday 13.5.14

The Academic - Bear Claws
Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
Arrested Development - Tennessee
The National - Brainy
The Allman Brothers - One Way Out
Radiohead - Jigsaw falling into place
Windings - Embury Greenway
Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
Vampire Weekend - Diplomats Son
Sultans of Ping - Where's me jumper

Jucelove - Call you out
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Real Estate - Crime
The Wooden Burning Savages - Been Anywhere Lately?
Choir of Young Believers - Hallow Talk
Supergrass - Pumping on your stereo
Miike Snow - Burial
Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions
The War on Drugs - Under the pressure
Cathy Davy - Sing for your supper

Said the whale - I love you
The 4 of Us - Sunlight
Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
tUnEyArDs - Hey Life
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
The Zutons - Valerie
Ships - Space Inside
AC/DC - You shook me all night long
Coldplay - Clocks
Generationals - When they fight
Brian Deady - Season (Future Islands Cover)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Playlist for Monday 12.5.14

Noosa - Walk on By
Kingston - Weird Dreams
MSMR - Dance yrself Clean
Soak - Blud
Beck - Waking Light
Jucelove - Call you out
Wood Burning Savages - Been Anywhere lately
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
Rodrigo Y Gabriella - Soundmaker
Saint John the Gambler - Ballad of Monday & Tuesday

Ought - Today more than any other day
Fryars - Cool Like Me
Talos - Tethered Bones
Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
The War on Drugs - Under the pressure
Ghost Estates - In Your Dreams
Glass Animals - Gooey
tUnE-yArDs - Hey Life
Hozier - From Eden
Real Estate - Crime

Gramatik - Torture
Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
Lake Street Dive - Bad Self portraits
Future Islands - Fall from grace
The Mary Onettes - Naive Dream
We Cut Corners - Blue
Little Dragon - Paris
Pascal Pinon - One thing
My Fellow Sponges - Frozen Duck
Jungle - The Heat
Choir of young believers - Hollow Talk

Friday, May 9, 2014

Playlist for Friday 9.5.14

MGMT - Time to Pretend
The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
Foo Fighters - DOA
Cathy Davy - Reuben
The Beach Boys - Don't worry baby
Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
The Smiths - This Charming
Weezer - Say it ain't so
Pumpin Blood - NONONO
Eurythmics - Sweet dreams
David Kitt - Say No More

Queen - Somebody to love
Teddybears - Punkrocker
Jackie Wilson - I get the sweetest feeling
The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
U2 - One
Gramatik - Torture
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
TuneYards - Hey Life
Killers - All these things that I've done

Michael Fassbender - I love you all
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Lynyrd Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Chic - Le Freak
Royksopp - Remind Me
AC/DC - Highway to hell
The 4 of Us - Mary
Perrry Como - Magic Moments
Future Islands - Seasons
Doves - there goes the fear

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Playlist for Thursday 8.5.14

The Wood Burning Savages - Been Anywhere Lately
The Kingsmen - Louie, Louie
HAIM - Don't Save Me
Crosby Stills, Nash & Young - Our House
PHOX - Slow Motion
Tom Petty - Runnin down a dream
Southern - Just think about it
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Paul Simon - Graceland
Go Wolf - Voices

Weezer - Beverly Hills
The Preatures - Is this how you feel
Modest Mouse - Float On
tUnE-yArDs - Hey Life
Ian Brown - FEAR
The Academic - Bear Claws
The Coasters - Down in Mexico
Magic Man - Paris

Hozier - For Eden
Van Morrison - The way young lovers do
St Paul & the broken Bones - Call me
Arcade Fire - We used to wait
Nina Simone - I wish I knew how I feel
Waterboys - Glastonbury Song
Kings Of Leon - California Waiting
Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
Something Happens - Parachute

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Giro d’Italia Sunday road Closures in Fingal.

Following our previous post on road closures in Dublin City for the G'iro d'Italia there will also be number of closures in the Fingal area as the race makes its way through.

If you are travelling out to watch the race there will be minimal disruption to public transport. Don;t forget to wear pink!!

Family fun events have been organised in Balbriggan and Malahide for 90 minutes before the cyclists arrive

Stage 3 of the Race will depart from Armagh City at 11.45am on 11th May, cross the border heading towards Dundalk, Castlebellingham and Drogheda and continue along the coast entering Balbriggan at approximately 14.50hrs. It will then pass Skerries, Lusk, Blakes Cross, Swords (Estuary roundabout), Malahide, Portmarnock and enter Dublin City at Baldoyle travelling to Clontarf, Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall Road, 02, North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay, cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge, City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row, Lincoln Place to the finish line at Merrion Square West at approximately 16:30 hrs.

The following roads in FINGAL will close from approximately 1.30pm to 4.30pm this Sunday the 11th of May:

  • R132 Drogheda Road from Co. Meath to Balbriggan (via Drogheda St., Bridge St., Dublin St., Old Market Green)
  • R127 Skerries Road to Skerries, via Balbriggan Road, Balbriggan St., Thomas Hand St., Dublin Road.
  • R127 to Lusk, via Main St., Dublin Rd.,
  • R127 to Blakes Cross,
  • R132 via Lissenhall M1 interchange to Seatown Roundabout Swords to Estuary Road (via Seatown Industrial Estate) to Old Yellow Walls Road, Yellow Walls Road,
  • To Malahide via R106 Dublin Rd., Main St., The Mall.,
  • To Portmarnock via Coast Road, Strand Road,
  • To Baldoyle via Coast Road R106, Main St., to Dublin Road, via Warrenhouse Road., Baldoyle Road.,
  • To Dublin City via R105 Dublin Road.

Playlist for Wednesday 7.5.14

Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Hozier - Angel of small death & the codeine scene
Future Islands - Seasons
Asgeir - Torrent
Interpol - Evil
Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
Rory Gallagher - Philby
Yuck - Get Away
Rodriguez - Crucify your mind
Edward Sharpe & The magnetic Zero's - 40 day dream
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II
The Eskies - Fever
Raconteurs - Old Enough

tUnE-yArds - Hey Life
Oasis - Roll with it
C2C - Happy
Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
Vampire Weekend - Step
The Beatles - All you need is love
Big September - The Preacher
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice it's alright
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn

Nirvana - Lithium
Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground
The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
David Bowie - Changes
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Laura Stevenson - L-DOPA
Steely Dan - Peg
Roisin Murphy - Dear Miami
The Academic - Bear Claws

Summer Weekend Closures in the Phoenix Park

This always makes us feel that summer is here!

From Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014 between 8.30 pm on Friday evenings until 8.30 pm on Sunday evenings and Public Holidays a portion of Chesterfield Avenue, from the Phoenix Monument Roundabout to the Mountjoy Roundabout only, will be closed to vehicles.

During these periods an alternative route, using Odd Lamp Road, will be opened. The OPW will monitor traffic flows in order to minimise disturbance to users of the Park.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Playlist for Tuesday 6.5.14

Junip - Line of fire
The National - Terrible Love
Pascal Pinon - One Thing
James Vincent McMorrow - Breaking Hearts
Olivver - Attica '71
Charlie Parr - 1922 blues
tUnE-YArDs - Hey Life
Hal - Why do you come here?
Twin Shadow - To the top
Glass Animals - Gooey
John Grant - GMF

Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
Eels - Fresh Feeling
Josef Salvat - Every Night
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
Handsome Handsome - So I can remember
Hey Champ - Dominoes
Rilo Kiley - The execution of all things
David Bowie - Starman
Brian Deady - Sun Up
Mapei - Don't Wait
Paul Weller - Broken Stones

Tandem Felix - Tell yer loved ones
Dog Trumpet - Speed of light
The Decemberist - Summersong
Jungle - The Heat
Stone Roses - Made of Stone
Doves - Snowden
PHOX - Slow Motion
Pearl Jam - Better Man
The Eskies - Fever
Southern - Just think about it
The Preatures - Is this how you feel?

Custom House Quay Contra Flow Bus Lane

From Wednesday morning, May 29th a Contra Flow Bus Lane will open on Custom House Quay which will join with the reinstated Eden Quay Contra Flow Bus Lane.

Below is a breakdown on the changes it will  bring the Dublin Bus routes:

Routes 14, 15, 27/x, 33x, 142 & 151 will re route to the Contra Flow with effect from first bus on Wednesday May 29th ’14. Route 90 will remain as is at Georges Quay.

What this means to drivers is that there will no longer be a right turn from Customs House Quay to Memorial Bridge. Drivers will have to turn left at Berseford Place and loop around behind the Customs House to access the bridge and the South Quays.

We expect this will cause significant delays for the first few days as traffic gets used to the changes and settles down to a new pattern.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Playlist for Friday 2.5.14

2.30 - 3

Pharell Williams - Happy
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper
Sergio Mendes - Mas Que Nada
Rolling Stones - Paint it black

Future Islands - Seasons
Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket
Guns N Roses - Paradise City
St Paul & The broken Bones - Call Me
Devine Comedy - National Express
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Edwin Collins - Never met a girl like you

Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady
Toots & The Maytals - 54 46 was my number
Ash - Girl from Mars
Aretha Franklin - Respect
This Club - I won't worry
Curtis Mayfield - Move on up
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle
C2C - Happy

Bachman turner Overdrive - you ain't seen nothing yet
TuneYards - Water Fountain
Depeche Mode - Just can't get enough
Green Day - Basket Case
U2 - Desire
National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Who - My Generation
Josef Salvat - Every night

Kiesza - Hideaway
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Marvin Gaye - I heard it through the grapevine
Stereophonics - Dakota
RocStrong - Go Head
The Young Folk - Way Down South

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Playlist for Thursday 1.5.14

The Cast of Cheers - Animals
Beatles - The Ballad of John & Yoko
Ellie Goulding - Tesselate
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Little Green Cars - My love took me down to the river
Tracy Chapman - Talkin about a revolution
The Jam - Start
The Preatures - Is this how you feel
Tandem Felix - Tell yer loved ones
Laura Marling - ghosts
Blur - The Universal

St Paul & The Broken Bones - Call Me
Josef Salvat - Every Night
Pogues - A rainy night in Soho
Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi
Roy Orbison - You got it
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
The Commitments - Take me to the river
The Dead Heavys - Everybody in the night

Led Zeppelin - Going to California
Jungle - The Heat
PHOX - Slow Motion
Otis Redding - Sitting on the dock of the bay
Pulp - Disco 2000
Mapei - Don't Wait
Zutons - You will you won't
Kid Karate - Two Times
Lucius - Turn it around
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Handsome Handsome - So I can remember

Giro D’Italia Road Race Event

It's one of the biggest sporting events in Europe and it is coming to Ireland and most importantly for us in Live Drive it is coming to Dublin. 

Of course there will be a number of roads closed to facilitate the race and a number of rolling closures as it makes it's way into town.

Road Closures:

Location 1: Merrion Square South from 20.00hrs on Thursday 8th May 2014 to 23.00hrs on Sunday 11th May 2014.

Location 2: Merrion Square West, Merrion Square East, Merrion Street Upper, Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street Upper from 20.00hrs on Friday 9th to 23.00hes on Sunday 11th May 2014. 

Location 3: Howth Road (from Kilbarrack Road to James Larkin Road), James Larkin Road, Clontarf Road, Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall Road, North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay, City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row, Lincoln Place, Merrion Street Lower, Clare Street, Leinster Street South, Merrion Square North from 13.30hrs to 17.00hrs on Sunday 11th May 2014.

Traffic Management Plan
The main event will take place on Sunday afternoon 11th May. However, there will be temporary road closures in on Merrion Square area (to prepare the Finish Line), starting on Merrion Square South on Thursday night 8th May and then extending to Merrion Square East & West etc on Friday night 9th May, during which the following diversions will be in operation

Traffic from Clare Street & Merrion Street Lower wishing to travel on Merrion Square West to Baggot St Lower will be diverted via Merrion Square North, Mount St Lower, Warrington Place and Herbert Place.

Traffic on Merrion Square North & Holles St wishing to travel on Merrion Square East & Fitzwilliam St Lower to Fitzwilliam St Upper will be diverted via Mount St Lower, Warrington Place, Herbert Place and Baggot Street Lower.

Traffic on Fitzwilliam St Upper wishing to travel on Fitzwilliam St Lower & Merrion Square East to Holles St & Merrion Square North will be diverted via Baggot Street Lower, Herbert Place, Warrington St and Mount St Lower.

Traffic on Merrion Row wishing to travel on Merrion St Upper & Merrion Square West to Merrion Square North will be diverted via Baggot St Lower, Herbert Place, Warrington St and Mount St Lower.

Rolling Road Closures:

On Sunday afternoon 11th May, for the race, there will be road closures along the coast route on Howth Road, from Kilbarrack Rd, onto James Larkin Rd, Clontarf Road, Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall Rd, North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay, Talbot Memorial Bridge, City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row, Merrion St Lower, all Merrion Square, and adjoining roads from 13.30 hrs. However, temporary vehicular crossing points will be maintained at the following junctions: James Larkin Rd / Causway road, East Rd / Merchants Road / East Wall Rd, Guild St / Samuel Beckett Bridge, Memorial Rd / Custom House / Talbot Memorial Bridge and Lombard St / Townsend St / Pearse St, until approx 20 minutes before the race approaches.

Pedestrian access will be maintained.