Northern Ireland

Toll charges to increase across ten routes in Republic from New Year's Day

Toll charges are set to increase across ten routes in the Republic including the M50 and Dublin tunnel from New Year's Day. Picture, Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
Toll charges are set to increase across ten routes in the Republic including the M50 and Dublin tunnel from New Year's Day. Picture, Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Toll charges are set to increase across ten routes in the Republic including the M50 and Dublin tunnel from New Year's Day. Picture, Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

DRIVERS are to face increased costs in the Republic in the new year with tolls increasing on ten routes including the busy M50 motorway and the Dublin Tunnel.

Starting on New Year’s Day, the majority of tolls for cars, including on the M1 between Belfast and Dublin, will increase by 20% for every journey and between 30 to 50% for heavy good vehicles.

At peak times, the tolls for the Dublin Tunnel will also increase from €10 to €12.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has said this is to maintain capacity for heavy goods vehicles accessing Dublin Port.

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Increases in tolls are calculated through bye-laws, meaning they must not go above inflationary impact.

Of the ten toll roads on the Republic’s National Road Network, eight are operated under a “Public Private Partnership” (PPP) model, with the M50 and Dublin Tunnel directly operated by TII.