Gardaí called to clear traffic jams at Portlaoise hospital as bus breaks down

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly


Dublin coach

Dublin Coach file photo

Gardaí had to clear traffic jams at Portlaoise hospital on Tuesday morning after a bus appeared to have broken down on a roundabout.

Traffic coming out of Portlaoise was worst hit by the breakdown on the Dublin Road / Block Road junction.

There was disruption from before 9pm.

A double-deck Dublin Coach bus remained stalled on the roundabout at 9.40am as Gardaí remained on duty clearing traffic. Two Squad cars were on the scene.

A HSE ambulance station is location on the Block Road near the roundabout. Staff and public access to to the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is also via the Block Road.