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Is this Ireland's daftest disabled parking space?

No, it’s a bus stop it seems. Not that that’s all that much better…

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DULEEK, COUNTY MEATH, may be the site of Ireland’s most misleading wheelchair-accessible bus stop.

The new stop, positioned on the picturesque village’s Main Street, looks for all the world like a disabled parking space, a mistake that locals, including local non-party councillor Sharon Keogan, seem to be making for the most part.

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Keogan acknowledged to TheJournal.ie that the stop appears to be “a bit inappropriate”.

We subsequently learned from the Meath county engineer that the space is in fact the county’s first wheelchair-accessible bus stop.

Although given the stop has no visible ramp this doesn’t seem like the most well-thought out state of affairs either.

It’s all very confusing.  Meath County Council, this one might need a little further clarification…

So, what do you think it looks like?


Poll Results:

That looks like a mad disabled parking space / bus stop hybrid (2876)
It's the most obvious disabled parking space I've ever seen (1618)
I simply couldn't say (1289)
That is blatantly a wheelchair-accessible bus stop (1040)




Any other such stories of planning silliness you might have seen around the country? Let us know in the comments.

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