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

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

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RTÉ NEWS REPORTS today that Ireland’s five main city councils collected almost €46 million in parking fees and penalties last year, while a total of €115 million was taken in by all local authorities across towns and villages.

While most people acknowledge that some parking management is important in busy, urban centres, there is also a growing belief that rules are too strict, clamping too frequent and parking too expensive.

The representative organisation for independent family grocers in Ireland – RGDATA – told the broadcaster that “over-zealous driving regimes are driving people away from town centres all over the country”.

What do you think? Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres?

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