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#Clamping

# clamping - Friday 24 January, 2020

Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year
# Clampers
# Clampers

Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year

Jan 24th 2020, 12:49 PM 33,266 Views 38 Comments

The number of vehicles clamped in Dublin city in 2019 was up 8% to 46,516.

# clamping - Monday 14 October, 2019

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers
# Clamp Down
# Clamp Down

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers

Oct 14th 2019, 2:28 PM 14,616 Views 50 Comments

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

# clamping - Sunday 1 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 1:39 PM 23,274 Views 25 Comments

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

# clamping - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 10:00 PM 27,380 Views 36 Comments

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

# clamping - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million
# Paid And Displayed
# Paid And Displayed

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

Jul 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,691 Views 43 Comments

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.

# clamping - Sunday 13 January, 2019

NTA issues tender for workers to rule on appeals against clampers
# Clamping
# Clamping

NTA issues tender for workers to rule on appeals against clampers

Jan 13th 2019, 9:30 PM 40,616 Views 19 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 10 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 90,164 Views 100 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 1 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 1st 2018, 11:29 AM 80,415 Views 0 Comments

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

# clamping - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 27,049 Views 28 Comments

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.

# clamping - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 46,446 Views 59 Comments

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

# clamping - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 39,257 Views 41 Comments

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

# clamping - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 11th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,850 Views 100 Comments

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

# clamping - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

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

Aug 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 56,658 Views 121 Comments

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

# clamping - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 39,164 Views 80 Comments

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

# clamping - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Clamping complaints: The most common areas and offences for Dublin City Council
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

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

Jul 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 26,831 Views 48 Comments

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

# clamping - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week
# Clampers
# Clampers

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

May 27th 2017, 6:06 AM 24,365 Views 27 Comments

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

# clamping - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?
# Yellow Discs Of Doom
# Yellow Discs Of Doom

Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?

May 17th 2017, 9:43 AM 18,631 Views 85 Comments

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

# clamping - Saturday 26 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 26th 2016, 11:59 AM 22,206 Views 32 Comments

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

# clamping - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station
# Park And Ride
# Park And Ride

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

Nov 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 61,486 Views 99 Comments

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

# clamping - Friday 10 June, 2016

This driver came up with the most Irish excuse to get out of a clamping
# The One
From The Daily Edge
# The One

This driver came up with the most Irish excuse to get out of a clamping

Jun 10th 2016, 4:20 PM 11,188 Views 0 Comments

Chancer.

# clamping - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

This Offaly lad saved a woman from getting clamped and left her a sound note
# Just The Ticket
From The Daily Edge
# Just The Ticket

This Offaly lad saved a woman from getting clamped and left her a sound note

Apr 27th 2016, 8:45 AM 14,082 Views 4 Comments

The hero we all need.

# clamping - Friday 15 May, 2015

Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks?

May 15th 2015, 8:55 AM 19,939 Views 88 Comments

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

# clamping - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 20th 2015, 2:24 PM 44,249 Views 92 Comments

Were you caught in any of these locations?

# clamping - Thursday 19 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 19th 2015, 9:20 PM 20,866 Views 82 Comments

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

# clamping - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money
# Yellow Doom
# Yellow Doom

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money

Jan 22nd 2015, 2:45 PM 13,831 Views 98 Comments

The TD suggested we consider banning the practice.

# clamping - Thursday 8 January, 2015

A Dublin City Council van was clamped on Grafton Street today
# Grafton Street
# Grafton Street

A Dublin City Council van was clamped on Grafton Street today

Jan 8th 2015, 4:54 PM 32,240 Views 54 Comments

Whoops.

# clamping - Monday 20 October, 2014

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers
# Clamp Happy
# Clamp Happy

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Oct 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,932 Views 18 Comments

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

# clamping - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled
# ARGHHHHHH
# ARGHHHHHH

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

Oct 7th 2014, 6:34 PM 25,389 Views 57 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 2:12 PM 15,030 Views 41 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 17 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,692 Views 42 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 10 March, 2014

Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute
# Strike
# Strike

Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute

Mar 10th 2014, 6:48 PM 13,175 Views 69 Comments

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

# clamping - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Dublin clampers to vote on strike action, say no agreement made on clamp targets
# On Stike?
# On Stike?

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

Mar 8th 2014, 9:56 AM 9,075 Views 67 Comments

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

# clamping - Monday 20 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 20th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,664 Views 93 Comments

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

# clamping - Thursday 9 January, 2014

The Viking Splash Tour fell foul of the clampers
# Viking Clamp Tour
From The Daily Edge
# Viking Clamp Tour

The Viking Splash Tour fell foul of the clampers

Jan 9th 2014, 10:30 PM 4,288 Views 1 Comment

Whoops.

# clamping - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

These are the photos that made us smile in 2013
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

These are the photos that made us smile in 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 8:30 PM 45,695 Views 17 Comments

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

# clamping - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014
# Parking
# Parking

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,631 Views 46 Comments

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# clamping - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark
# Clamping Down
# Clamping Down

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark

Dec 17th 2013, 1:25 PM 30,181 Views 113 Comments

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

# clamping - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 19th 2013, 7:35 PM 65 Views 72 Comments

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.

# clamping - Monday 11 November, 2013

Car owner charged extra for 'foul language' by clamping company
# Cursing Charge
From The Daily Edge
# Cursing Charge

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

Nov 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,045 Views 2 Comments

That potty mouth will cost you.

# clamping - Friday 2 August, 2013

Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law
# Clamped
# Clamped

Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law

Aug 2nd 2013, 10:48 AM 32,402 Views 80 Comments

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

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