A series of very high tides are due to occur over the next couple of days, in particular on Wednesday 1st January at 11am and Friday 3rd January at 12.33pm. As a precaution the City Council has closed the flood gates on the Dodder and the Tolka Rivers. The Liffey Boardwalk will also be closed to the public until Friday 3rd January.
Flood defences (sand bags) are being installed at strategic locations in Clontarf (near Alfie Byrne Road) and Sandymount for the same duration. Public carparks in Sandymount and Clontarf will be closed during this period and the Council apologises for any inconvenience this, or any other precautionary works, may cause.
Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas. are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie