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M7/M8 Portlaoise By Pass

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The M7M8 Portlaoise By-pass motorway was officially opened on Friday 28th May 2010. Celtic Roads Group (Portlaoise) DAC now operate the new wishbone-shaped 41km M7/M8 Portlaoise to Cullahill / Castletown PPP Motorway Scheme. This new motorway can cut up to 45 minutes off the Dublin to Cork journey at peak times as it provides a motorway & dual carriageway link between Dublin and Cork, of which 218km or 91% is motorway. It is also a significant section of the M7 motorway link between Dublin and Limerick. The project is fully funded through the collection of tolls, located in Fatharnagh near Portlaoise. Midlink M7/M8 Ltd carry out the Operations & Maintenance services on behalf of Celtic Roads Group (Portlaoise) DAC.

The following toll rates are applicable from 1st January 2024, inclusive of VAT.

Vehicle Class
Toll Rate**
Motor cycles exceeding 50cc
Motor cars
Buses and coaches
Goods Vehicles with a design gross weight not exceeding 3,500kg
Goods Vehicles with a design gross weight exceeding 3,500kg having 2 or 3 axles
Goods Vehicles with a design gross weight not exceeding 3,500kg having 3 or more axles

* M7/M8 toll charges are governed by the Toll Bye-Laws for the M7/M8 Motorway, published by the National Roads Authority.
* VAT receipts are available upon request through manual lanes to customers paying cash.
* In line with the Bye-Laws, a discount of at least 10% of the prevailing toll charge is available for customers who pre-pay for 20 journeys.
* All lanes are equipped with Electronic Tolling on the M7/M8. For further information on which tags you can use on this road go to

** Applicable from 1st Jan 2024.
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