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#Clamping

From TheJournal.ie The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers Clamp Down

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers

The NTA launched the public consultation on its Code of Practice today.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council enters new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million Clamping

Dublin City Council enters new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million

Last year, the council recorded revenue of €27.9 million from parking fees.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was forced to pay twice': Only very small number of cars clamped in Dublin city successfully appealed Clampers

'I was forced to pay twice': Only very small number of cars clamped in Dublin city successfully appealed

Only a small percentage of those who are clamped seek to reverse the €80 fee.

From TheJournal.ie Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million Paid And Displayed

Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million

In the year under review in 2017, 55,977 vehicles were clamped in the city council area which works out at just over 150 every day.

From TheJournal.ie NTA issues tender for workers to rule on appeals against clampers Clamping

NTA issues tender for workers to rule on appeals against clampers

The clamping appeal officers must be “of good character” and be familiar with “natural justice”.

From TheJournal.ie Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers Appeals

Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers

Over half of the clamping appeals made in the first nine months of the year were successful.

From TheJournal.ie Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin Penalty Points

Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin

Gardaí issued fixed charge penalty notices to the owners of vehicles parked on the same footpath.

From TheJournal.ie Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law Parking Complaints

Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law

Last year legislation came into effect to regulate clamping in Ireland, allowing for an appeals process from people who have felt hard-done by from clamping companies.

From TheJournal.ie Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise' Clamping Complaints

Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise'

Questions around the ten minute grace period not being fairly given made up a number of the complaints about clamping last year.

From TheJournal.ie Parking complaints: Driver refunded after claiming clampers took photo of wrong street sign Clamping Down

Parking complaints: Driver refunded after claiming clampers took photo of wrong street sign

Another driver said that the wrong car was de-clamped after they paid the de-clamp fee.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin clampers spat at, pushed and struck with steel bars by angry motorists Clamped

Dublin clampers spat at, pushed and struck with steel bars by angry motorists

There were 14 reports of aggressive behaviour towards clamping staff in the first eight months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass Dublin City Council

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass

A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.

From TheJournal.ie 'Goodwill' refunds issued after complaints over 'unfair' clamping Revealed

'Goodwill' refunds issued after complaints over 'unfair' clamping

These are just some of the recurring complaints that Dublin City Council receive about clamping.

From TheJournal.ie Clamping complaints: The most common areas and offences for Dublin City Council Not Happy

Clamping complaints: The most common areas and offences for Dublin City Council

DCC received 63 complaint about clamping from May 2016 to May of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week Clampers

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced? Yellow Discs Of Doom This post contains a poll

Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?

Clamping fees due to Dublin City Council increased by €100,000 in 2016 according to a report in today’s Irish Times.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill' Newbridge

Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'

The cars had valid parking tickets but were not parked in marked spaces at Newbridge train station.

From TheJournal.ie Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station Park And Ride

Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station

The station has recently become busier because of a new route.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks?

The Transport Minister has “utter sympathy” for people who are clamped – but says hospitals should manage their own parking operations.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners Clamping Rage

Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners

Were you caught in any of these locations?

From TheJournal.ie Minister has 'utter sympathy' for people who are clamped at hospitals ... but he won't ban it Triangle Of Doom

Minister has 'utter sympathy' for people who are clamped at hospitals ... but he won't ban it

Paschal Donohoe said it’s a matter for individual hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money Yellow Doom

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money

The TD suggested we consider banning the practice.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin City Council van was clamped on Grafton Street today Grafton Street
From TheJournal.ie Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers Clamp Happy

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled ARGHHHHHH

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

From TheJournal.ie Ever had a run in with a rogue clamper? Their days are nearing an end, apparently... New Rules

Ever had a run in with a rogue clamper? Their days are nearing an end, apparently...

Their days as rogue clampers, that is. New laws are being brought in to… well, clamp-down on the practice.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: No plans to change de-clamping fee - and it's not just there to make money €80

Varadkar: No plans to change de-clamping fee - and it's not just there to make money

The Transport Minister added that it has been ‘highly effective’ in changing driver behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute Strike

Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute

Dublin Street Parking Services voted in a secret ballot this afternoon on possible strike action.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin clampers to vote on strike action, say no agreement made on clamp targets On Stike?

Dublin clampers to vote on strike action, say no agreement made on clamp targets

Dublin City Council has reportedly set a target of 60,000 vehicles clamped a year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres?

Local authorities collected €115 million in parking fees last year.

From TheJournal.ie These are the photos that made us smile in 2013 Snap Happy

These are the photos that made us smile in 2013

God knows we all needed a little cheering up occasionally in the past 12 months. Fortunately, there were sometimes camels on the beach…

From TheJournal.ie Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014 Parking

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark Clamping Down

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark

The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations Opinion

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

Car owner charged extra for 'foul language' by clamping company

That potty mouth will cost you.

From TheJournal.ie Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law Clamped

Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law

A picture from a TheJournal.ie reader shows the car parked in a pay-and-display section of the IFSC.

11 people who aren't very big fans of clampers Clamp Support This post contains videos

11 people who aren't very big fans of clampers

Talk about being caught rapid.

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