Tipp Councillors Seek Action To Equalise Car Parking Charges Across County

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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Tipperary Town. Image © Tipp Mid West Radio

Tipperary Councillors are seeking action to equalise car parking charges across the county.

Cllr Michael Murphy raised the issue at today’s 2024 budget meeting. The councillor is seeking a new policy document to be created to form the basis for a decision in the context of the 2025 budget.

Cllrs Siobhan Ambrose, Seamus Hanafin, Pat English and David Dunne supported the call for harmonisation.

Councillors heard that parking charges in Clonmel contributes 46% of the total of €2.8 million collected across the county.

The charge in Clonmel is €1.20 per hour and as low as 50 cents per hour in Nenagh.

Councillors are also seeking a uniform approach in grace periods allowed across the county and that parking arrangements for holiday periods such as Christmas should also be uniform across the county.

Director of Services for Roads Marcus O’Connor reminded councillors that decision about parking charges are a matter for each Municipal District – if councillors agree a uniform policy this could be adopted by each Municipal District in due course.

Mr O’Connor says the issue of parking charges is the final issue to be harmonised following the amalgamation of North and South Tipperary in 2014.