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# Car parking

This year
# planning rules
New Govt proposals to increase density and slash residential car parking spaces in cities
The Government have proposed eliminating residential car parking spaces in areas where there are good public transport links.
Last year
# climate action plan
Congestions charges can't be ruled out as Taoiseach says Govt won't curtail car ownership
Minister Eamon Ryan says he’s confident the civil service will lead by example when it comes to reducing car park spaces.
# Liffey Valley
Liffey Valley staff stage protest against introduction of parking charges for workers
A People Before Profit TD says it’s ‘tantamount to a pay cut’.
All time
# Stress-free Parking
Parking is stressful for everyone... but Ford wants to change that
Here’s what its new technology can do.
# don't reproduce
An angry Dubliner left this exceptionally harsh note on a badly parked car
# gas tickets
This guy has been documenting all the passive aggressive parking notes he comes across
With gas results.
# park life
A multi-storey car park at a Galway hospital will result in fewer parking spaces
For staff, anyway.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres?
Local authorities collected €115 million in parking fees last year.
# Conference
Parking charges contributes €100 million to the Exchequer every year
Parking is a big money-maker for local authorities who make €115 million on paid parking.
# tow the line
Watch council workers paint 'disabled' space around a car... then tow it
The driver got a €270 fine for parking in a disabled spot, in Tel Aviv.
# park it
VIDEO: How's this for parallel parking?
Now THAT’S what we call a tight space.
# Prime Numbers
Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers
Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?