Bad news for loads of Irish drivers as toll tags to be withdrawn
Starting on August 31, eFlow motorists using certain Irish roads will have to stop and pay with cash or card at the toll booths.
Drivers who use the M1 near Drogheda, the M7/M8 south of Portlaoise and the N25 at Waterford will no longer have their tags recognised and the barriers will not automatically lift for them. Up to 80,000 motorists are expected to be affected.
According to UTV, the change is as a result of a dispute between Celtic Roads Group and eFlow.
As such, it is recommended that drivers register with a new tag provider before the August 31 cut-off date. A list of tag companies can be found here.
The good news is that the eFlow electronic tag will continue to work as normal at the M50 barrier-free toll; M3 Clonee – Kells; M4 Kilcock – Enfield – Kinnegad; N6 Galway – Ballinasloe; N8 Rathcormac – Fermoy bypass; East-Link bridge; Dublin port tunnel; and Limerick tunnel.
Both companies have asserted that they are working to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible.