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# Parking

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2022
# 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.
# parking charges
'It's like a pay cut': Liffey Valley staff say new parking charges could cost some workers €12.50 a day
Liffey Valley staff have been protesting outside the shopping centre since Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Do climate protesters have the right to deface public property or art?
Let us know.
# Dublin Airport
'Just plain unfair': Criticism over summer surge in cost of Dublin Airport parking
DAA said the airport is currently experiencing very high demand for car parking and this is pushing up the price.
# pay and display
Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week
Dublin City Council says prices are going up to deter long stay parking and to encourage people not to use cars.
All time
# Paid Parking
Dublin City Council introduces low-rate parking for healthcare staff as free street parking ended
500 parking spaces have been allocated for healthcare workers in city centre car parks.
# no charge
Dublin City Council ending free parking for healthcare workers near hospitals
Healthcare workers were not being charged to park in the vicinity of hospitals during the pandemic.
# healthcare workers
Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees
Last Thursday, the HSE confirmed that parking charges for staff in hospitals and healthcare facilities are to be immediately suspended.
# parking charges
HSE instructs hospital and healthcare facilities to immediately suspend parking charges for staff
There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.
# Dublin City Council
Parking costs in Dublin city are increasing to €3.20 per hour from next Monday
The changes will also include an expansion of “high-demand” yellow and red zones across the city.
# dublin's green lung
OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park
planned, designated parking areas could improve congestion when huge events like Bloom are held in the park, the summary said.
# On Yer Bike
'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs
The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.
# off the coach
Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit
Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.
# Hacking
Cork local investigated over hacking of council's parking app
It was originally thought that international data thieves were responsible – but gardaí made a breakthrough in recent days.
# 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.
# operation enable
Motorist fined after parking in disabled bay using out-of-date permit belonging to relative
The permit was seized by gardaí and the driver was issued with a €150 fine.
# Enforcement
'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said current regulation around cycle lanes was “light touch”.
# Fees
HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.
# 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.
# operation enable
Number of people summoned before courts after parking in disabled space without permit
Gardaí are asking people to park legally and responsibly.
# christmas rush
Driver facing €3,000 fine for using mother-in-law's disabled parking permit to go late-night shopping
The person could also be jailed for six months.
# 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.
# Age Friendly
New 'age friendly' parking spots are popping up around Cork
The initiative wants motorists to leave the spaces free for older people.
From parking spaces to pop-up parks: 35 new parks appeared in Dublin yesterday
Over 35 temporary parklets were installed across Dublin yesterday.
# no parking
'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens
Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.
# Ennis
'An appalling case': Bus driver attacked taxi driver in fight over parking
He allegedly punched the taximan 10 to 15 times in the face and stomach.
# counting the cost
'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'
A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.
# operation enable
Driver to be prosecuted for parking across two disabled bays in Cork
Gardaí are clamping down on those that illegally park in disabled spaces as part of Operation Enable.
# revealed
'Goodwill' refunds issued after complaints over 'unfair' clamping
These are just some of the recurring complaints that Dublin City Council receive about clamping.
# georgian parkway
'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city
The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.
# central park
Central Bank to pay €30k for extra parking spaces beside new 'fit-for-purpose' HQ
The spaces will be phased out over the next two years as the bank tries to encourage staff to use more sustainable forms of transport.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Dublin ambulance delayed to 999 call because of bad parking
Dublin Fire Brigade is asking for more thoughtful parking: “Leave space for emergency vehicles… thanks.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should graveyards charge for parking?
It’s reported that a new €2 charge will be introduced at Dardistown Cemetery
# lunch crunch
Poll: Is it okay to park up on the footpath?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# Clampdown
Gardaí launch 'Operation Enable' to catch drivers using fake disabled parking permits
Drivers can face fines of up to €2,000 for parking in these bays.
# Lock Hard
A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin
The app also maps your route to the parking space.
# Harsh
A Galway judge is handing out driving bans to motorists who don't turn up to court for parking offences
Just under 70 total bans were handed out by Judge Marie Keane.
# park job
These bus drivers are going viral for their excellent revenge on a moronic parking job
Dear God.
# strandhill
There’s a Facebook page dedicated to the awful parking in this seaside Sligo town
Ah here.
# don't reproduce
An angry Dubliner left this exceptionally harsh note on a badly parked car
Ouch.