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This chart created by The Detail shows a count of the type of vehicles captured at 15 main ROI/NI border locations in 2017/18 and 2018/19 (June to May). These are sited on the N01 north of Junction 20 Jonesborough, Ravensdale, Co Louth; On the N01 between Junction 19 Ravensdale and Junction 20 Jonesborough (Northbound); On the N53 between NI border and Castleblaney, Drumgoose, Co Monaghan; On the N02 between Castleblaney and Monaghan Town, Clontibert, Co Monaghan; On the N12 Armagh Road between N02 and R213; On the N02 between NI border and Emyvale, Mullinderg, Co Monaghan; On the N54 between Smithborough and Clones, Stranagarvey, Co Monaghan; On the N54 between Butlers Bridge and Clones, Clonoony, Co Monaghan; On the N03 between Belturbet and George Mitchell Bridge at NI border, Belturbet, Co Cavan; On the N87 between Ballyconnel and NI border, north of Swanlinbar, Co Cavan; On the N16 between Enniskillen and Sligo, McNean Court, Co Sligo; On the N03 between Belleek and Ballyshannon, Templenew, Co Donegal; On the N15 Lifford to Castlefinn, Inchenagh, Co Donegal;  On the N14 between Lifford and Letterkenny, Drumbuoy, Co Donegal; and on the N13 between Bridgend and Burnfoot, Co Donegal. As this is a subset of border crossings it does not provide full coverage of all vehicle border crossings. Due to the location of the traffic counters it is possible that vehicles captured do not cross the Ireland/Northern Ireland border.   

Source: NISRA/Transport Infrastructure Ireland