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It's that time of the year again, when Irish people suddenly realise their obsession with rap music and flock down to Marlay Park for a sunny weekend of cans and tunes.

Like every major festival, Longitude has some valuable information regarding safety, rules, entry and transport that you all have to read before making the trek down.

First of all, the gates open at 1:30pm each day, and if you arrive to the event intoxicated then you unfortunately won't be permitted entry this weekend.

This year is set to be bigger than ever, with none other than Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and A$AP Rocky headlining the sold-out festival.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In terms of the weather, it's an outdoor event and the show must go on, in rain or shine. Longitude have released advice for dress code and crowd control:

-Please check weather conditions and dress appropriately but remember no umbrellas. There may be strobe lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics used at these events.

-Note location of Entry / Exit Gates, Emergency Exits, First Aid Posts and Water Points.

-Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personnel safety and security while attending these events. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from and during the event i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/mobile phones. The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

-Any form of anti-social behaviour, crowd surfing, moshing or public urination will not be tolerated. The promoter reserves the right to refuse admission, or to remove from the venue, anyone taking part in these activities without a refund.

-Please move slowly and quietly when exiting the festival site and co-operate with stewards’ directions. Do not rush the exits, hang back until the main throng has dispersed for an easier journey home.

-Please co-operate with stewards and Gardaí and follow any loudspeaker announcements.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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An Garda Síochána has a strict zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public, as well as any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour. Be on your best behaviour, lads.

The Gardaí have also asked ticket-holders to respect the property and privacy of residents in the vicinity of Marlay Park, who are going about their day as normal. 

More notes include a ban on littering in the community, and warnings against urinating in public, anti-social behaviour and illegal parking. Stewards and security will take measures to ensure the safety of all.

Travel & Transport

Transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders, so definitely make sure to plan and book your return travel arrangements as far in advance as possible.

Longitude have encouraged all attendees to use the available festival bus services or public transport to get to the show. If you are driving or being dropped off, try and carpool. Allow at least an extra twp hours travel time to and from the venue.

Marathon Travel are operating a bus service from Custom House Quay, in the City Centre direct to the Marlay Park Coach Park; Check out the Bus Hire website for tickets and more route info.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Travel Master are operating bus services from the following counties: Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Galway, Westmeath, Meath, Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo and Roscommon to Marley Park

Check out their website here for ticket and route information.

Luas

Take the Green Line to Dundrum Luas station for the Dundrum Luas Shuttle. More route info is available here.

Dundrum Luas shuttle: Marathon Travel will operate a shuttle bus between Dundrum Luas station and Stonemasons Way, near the festival site. Visit their website here for tickets.

Swords Express are operating a special return bus service from Malahide roundabout at the Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre (R106) direct to Marlay Park.

Private buses

There is coach/bus and minibus parking available within Marlay Park, access is via College Road. It's advised that you notify the company by registering with them in advance, by emailing enquiries@festivalrepublic.com with the following info;

Your name, the number of passengers, the coach company, the name of your driver and finally the date and time of arrival and departure

If you are travelling to site using a private hire bus, coach or minibus, make sure to ask your driver to use Junction 13 off the M50.

National coach services

Matthew’s are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with stops in Dundalk, Monasterboice, Drogheda and Meath.

Farrelly’s Coaches are operating return bus services from Galway, Castlebar and Athlone.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons are delighted to be operating bus services to Marlay Park from Limerick, Nenagh, Roscrea, Portlaoise, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Clonmel.

Fosters Coaches are operating a commuter service from Monasterevin to Marlay Park.

Kelly Travel are operating a return bus service to Marlay Park from Limerick – Nenagh – Roscrea, Tipperary – Cashel – Portlaoise, Ennis – Shannon and Mitchelstown – Cahir – Ballacolla.

Irish Concert Travel are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with routes travelling via Donegal, Sligo, Ballina, Castlebar and Galway.

Wexford Bus are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with stops in Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, and Arklow.

For booking information, take a peek at the Longitude website here.

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead will just be operating their regular scheduled service and won't be running extra services for Longitude.  It's recommended that you plan alternative means of transport to and from the event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Attendees who will be getting picked up by family and friends following the festival are advised that road closures are in place. Longitude's recommended collection point is at Our Lady’s School car park on Ballinteer Avenue.

Buses, including minibuses, will NOT be permitted to pick-up/drop-off in the local area and must use the College Road car-park instead.

A taxi pick up area will be set up at the Supervalu on Ballinteer Avenue. The promoter can't guarantee there will be taxis available after the event and advises you plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance. 

Traffic and parking delays are inevitable, so plan your route in advance and keep an eye on AA Roadwatch for reports on traffic, road works, delays etc happening along your route.

Please note that there is limited parking available in Marlay Park. The car parks will open an hour prior to the gates opening time on your ticket; 12:30pm.

The festival strongly urges you not to try and park illegally in areas around Marlay Park, in local estates or outside local homes. You'll definitely get clamped or towed so don't test them, people.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Entry

Longitude have asked ticket-holders NOT to bring backpacks or large handbags. Bags larger than the size of A4 won't be allowed entry, and there will be no cloakroom or storage facilities on site.

Bags smaller than A4 will be searched at the entry point, to avoid lengthy queues, Longitude strongly advise that you don't bring a bag. Easy for the boys, harder for the girlos.

Any bags or items left at entrance or the surrounding area will be removed and thrown out. The festival has a strict no alcohol policy, implemented on private buses and public transport heading to the site as well.

There will be a meeting point inside both arena entrances, and wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with in any way will be noted as invalid and won't be replaced.

Longitude also advise you not to buy tickets from unofficial sources.

Prohibited items

Alcohol, Glass, Aerosols, Spray cans, Illegal/unidentifiable substances, Inflatable and fold up furniture, Umbrellas, Flares and metal reusable bottles are a number of items that are not permitted on site.

Searching is a condition of entry. Any item(s) which may be reasonably considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. Please allow plenty of time to get into the event, and for festival entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.

No professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens, video cameras & audio recording devices, iPads or GoPros are allowed either, so leave the professional photography penchant at home.

Any items deemed prohibited will be confiscated and not returned. The full list of items are on the website here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Age policy

No unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site. All under 16’s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over 18.

You may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission. Acceptable forms are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving Licence Acceptable forms of ID for Under 18’s are: School or College ID PLUS a colour copy of your in-date passport.

All ID’s must be in date, and all Longitude bars operate a Challenge 21 policy. Some areas on site are over 18’s only (Logic and Heineken Live Your Music) Acceptable forms of proof of age are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving-Licence.

Disabled access

Disabled customer parking is accessed via College Road. Please contact access@festivalrepublic.com to register and for other non-ticket related enquiries.

If you have any general queries or accessible requests that has not been addressed in the event information provided.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ticketmaster

Credit Card/Box Office collections will be located at the entrance off Grange Road, opposite Centra and Lidl, and College Road Arena Entrance in the coach and car parks.

For non-ticket related queries please email enquiries@festivalrepublic.com. The festival will take place this weekend, from July 5 to July 7. 

That's the 411, folks. Enjoy the festival (in a safe and responsible manner, like your parents are watching you). Steer cleer of the mud at all costs.

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The Luas website has been taken down this morning, after a hacker left a message for the transport system.

Before the page was removed from the web, when customers went to the website, the usual information didn't appear.

Instead a message showed up saying that if one bitcoin wasn't deposited within five days, their data would be released. 

The text read: "You are hacked. Some time ago I wrote that you have serious security holes."

"You didn't reply, the next time someone talks to you, press the reply button."

"You must pay 1 bitcoin in 5 days, otherwise I will publish all data and send emails to your users."

The hacker then left an address for the bitcoin to be deposited to. 

On Twitter, Luas have asked customers to call 1850 300 604 if they require any information or have queries.

They ask for passengers not to click onto the Luas website, and they are working to resolve the issue.

It's never a quiet moment on the Internet.

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Irish Rail customers will need to make alternative travel arrangements tomorrow morning as staff at Iarnród Éireann prepare for the first of five one-day strikes over pay tomorrow.

Some 155,000 people are expected to be affected by the stoppages which include all Dart, Intercity and commuter rail services.

Both management and unions believe industrial action is inevitable, with Dermot O’Leary, General Secretary for the National Bus and Rail Union saying he did not see “any viable alternative.”

The strike is expected to cost the transport company €600,000 in fare revenue and €300,000 in National Transport Authorities penalties.

Staff at Iarnród Éireann have not had a pay rise in almost 10 years and are looking for a “no strings attached” increase of 3.75 per cent per year.

Further strikes are scheduled for November 7, November 14, November 23, and December 8.

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann will not be accepting Iarnród Éireann tickets during the strike action, though passengers who have pre-booked tickets for today will have the fare automatically refunded to their accounts. 

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Get your change ready, as prices are set to increase for passengers of Dublin Bus and Luas services from December 1.

When it comes to Dublin Bus, most fares will not see an increase.

There is no change to fares for shorter journeys or for longer journeys.

However, fares for mid-range journeys are to increase by approximately 5pc.

This increase sees journeys which usually cost €2.05 will now cost €2.15 for those using Leap Cards. 

For those using cash, a mid-range journey usually costing €2.70 will now cost €2.85. 

According to Dublin Bus, 2/3rds of cash customers can beat the increase by moving to Leap Cards. 

Use of Leap Card will be up to 28pc cheaper than cash, according to a statement from Dublin Bus. 

When it comes to Luas commuters, Luas prices will rise by 5pc, bringing them in line with Dublin Bus prices. 

There will also be the introduction of a new €1.00 city centre fare for off peak hours. 

For those who use public transport enough to reach the €40.00 adult or €30.00 student weekly cap, you'll be happy to hear that no change will be made to this cap despite the fare hikes. 

When it comes to Iarnród Éireann, fares are to increase by 1.4pc.

Outside of Dublin, some bus fares will be decreased. 

Galway, Cork and Limerick and will see a decrease in Bus Eireann fares. 

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Commuter chaos continues this morning as transport companies work to repair the damages caused by ex-Hurricane Ophelia.

With Luas services down and lengthy rail delays expected, those travelling for work this morning have been advised to check social media updates before heading off on their journey.

This morning's public transport updates at a glance:

Ianród Éireann

All services return to normal on Tuesday morning with the exception of:

  • Limerick to Balybrophy via Nenagh services cancelled (bus substitution in place).

  • 09:45 Westport to Dublin Heuston cancelled.

Delays of 10-15 minutes on a number of Intercity routes including Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Rosslare expected due to clearing remaining debris off line.

Dublin Bus 

All services operating as normal with the exception of some minor diversions. 

Routes 7d, 59 and 111 are unable to serve Ulverton Road and are using Hyde Road and Castle Park Road.

Route 66 toward Maynooth unable to serve Collinstown.

Luas tickets can be used on Dublin Bus while the Red and Green lines are down.

Bus Éireann 

All services to return to normal, though updates are expected throughout the morning. 

Some delays and cancellations are to be expected due to fallen trees.

You can keep up to date with all the latest information here. 

Luas

No services until further notice. 

The situation is to be reviewed at lunchtime today. 

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Late yesterday evening, Met Éireann extended its Red Weather Warning to the entire country, meaning all schools and many businesses have been forced to close their doors for the day. 

As ex-hurricane Ophelia makes its way across the Atlantic and over the island of Ireland, transport companies across the country are gearing up for a day of disruption and travel chaos. 

This is where we stand so far: 

Luas

Both Red and Green lines are up and running though the company has asked customers to check social media for updates throughout the day. 

Dublin Bus 

As of now, Dublin Bus services are operating as normal, though 'significant disruption' is expected during off-peak times (9.00-18.00), including the possibility of no service during this time. 

Customers have also been warned they may experience delays and disruption on those routes that are in operation. 

Iarnród Éireann 

Train services on DART Intercity and commuter are currently in operation, with the exception of the following routes:

  • Limerick Junction to Waterford

  • Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh 

A speed restriction of 80 kilometres per hour is also in place, resulting in delays of 15 – 30 minutes on the following services:

  • Cork to Dublin

  • Tralee to Cork and Dublin

  • Waterford to Dublin

  • Rosslare Europort to Dublin 

Bus Éireann 

As it stands, all Bus Éireann services nationwide have been cancelled between 5.00 and 14.00 today. More updates are expected later in the morning. 

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The Luas was out of action this evening between Beechwood and Stephen's Green on the greeen line – causing rush-hour chaos for thousands of commuters. 

Tram officials said that an earlier incident at Harcourt was to blame. 

The line has thankfully just reopened in the last few minutes, but there are delays are to be expected as services gradually return to normal.

"Green Line service has been restored with delays following earlier disruption," read a statement on Twitter. "We apologise for the inconvenience."

Pictures on social media this evening showed passengers making their journey home along the Luas tracks – many of whom were using their phones as torches to light up the ground ahead. 

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There are few situations as instantly infuriating as discovering a big yellow clamp welded to the wheel of your car.

Clamps leave you stranded, cost a bomb to remove and no one understands that you “genuinely just left the car there for a minute”.

Because of this, it is with great pleasure that we can report there will soon be a cap of €100 on clamp removal fees in Ireland thanks to a new law which is due to be signed in by the Minister for Transport.

According to the Irish Independent, the Vehicle Clamping Act was actually passed 17 months ago, but because a commencement order was not signed at the time, there has been a considerable delay in its introduction.

The decision will now be subject to a Dáil vote. 

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If your commute to work involves driving around the college green area, you may have to change your plans. 

From next Monday on, construction of the new Luas line will be in full swing which will cause some disturbances to traffic. 

Motorists will be banned from driving through the College Green area during busy times from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday. Accessing this area will only be allowed for cyclists, buses and taxis.

Over 5.5km of new Luas lines are being laid and this will result to traffic being reduced to only one lane in some of the city's busiest spots according to the National Transport Authority. 

Work is currently underway on O' Connell Street and will being on Monday at College Green, Dawson Street, Hawkins Street and D'Olier Street. 

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe acknowledged that problems are bound to arise during this €368m project, but that the long-term gain would be significant.

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