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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.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE PRACTICE OF clamping at hospital car-parks is in the news again – after musician and TV producer Karl Broderick revealed he had fallen victim to the practice at a major Dublin hospital.

According to this morning’s Irish Daily Mail, Broderick was taking his severely disabled sister for a dental operation. His parking time essentially ran-out, as he had had to stay in the hospital to keep his sister calm.

Speaking earlier this year, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said he had “utter sympathy” for people who are clamped at hospitals, but would not ban the practice. It’s up to individual hospitals to manage their parking arrangements, he said.

What do you think?

Poll Results:

Scrap the clamping. (8415)
Let's talk about it. (1314)
Keep it. (930)
No interest/opinion. (92)

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