WATCH: Are Dublin's new traffic rules a help or a hindrance?

Newstalk Breakfast's Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly discuss the new routes on Dublin's quays

New traffic rules for cars in Dublin city centre have recently come into effect and it's causing some debate around whether or not the new routes are a help or a hindrance to drivers. 

The rules give more priority to buses, taxis and bikes on the quays in the city centre.

As a result, private cars are no longer able to turn right from Bachelors Walk to O’Connell Bridge.

A new layout is in place between Ormond Quay Upper and Eden Quay - an extra bus lane is in effect, and general traffic has been reduced to one lane.