Special Speed Limits

Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017

A countywide review of speed limits which commenced in September 2015 was carried out in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for the application of speed limits in Ireland. The process included an extensive pre draft consultation with the TII, An Garda Siochána, local interest groups, adjoining local authorities and District Councils. Following this process the draft bye-laws were advertised for public consultation from 22nd February to 23rd March, both online and in our Customer Services Departments.

Submissions received were considered by each of the District Councils at workshops during March/April 2017 and their recommendations were put to the Plenary Council meeting in April for approval and adoption.

The Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 came into force on Friday 2nd June, 2017. For the first time a special speed limit of 30km/h will be introduced in all housing estates in charge by the Council throughout the county. Signage to reflect changes in speed limits will be installed by the Council, with priority being given to school locations and the road network. The installation of new signage in housing estates will follow and the entire process will take approximately 3 months to complete.

  • By following this link you can view all the changes to the speed limits in the city & county.
  • Download the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws document