Border Crossings Report 2018

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been working with the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland to determine and agree on public road border crossings on the island of Ireland. This work commenced in Autumn 2017 and the Report is now attached in both low and high resolution versions. The 'crossings point data' set associated with this Report is available in the attached Zip file. The Zip file contains two datasets - Border Crossing Points and Border Crossing Lines. 

The process in preparing the Report involved joint working prior to a final agreement on the number and type of public road border crossings. During this work, which among other things, involved consultation with the border county local authorities and the Road Management Office, four types of border crossings were identified:-

1.    Locations where the borderline crosses a public road in both jurisdictions.

2.    Locations where the borderline crosses a public road in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and a private road in Northern Ireland (NI).

3.    Locations where the borderline crosses a private road in the Republic of Ireland and a public road in Northern Ireland.

4.    Locations where the border runs along or near the centreline of a public road.

As the exercise was confined to public roads, the number of ROI private to NI private border crossings was outside the scope of the Report.

Initial Publication Date: 
Tuesday, 19 June 2018