Householders face 25pc parking permit price hike
Published 19/04/2011 | 05:00
MORE than 18,000 Dublin householders are being hit with a planned 25pc hike in the cost of parking permits.
But they will still be able to park their cars outside their homes for less than €1 a week, according to Dublin City Council.
The council issued a statement yesterday defending the proposed increase in the fee from €40 to €50 a year.
The move affects 18,000 Dublin residents, most of them living close to the city centre.
The council said the hike was needed to reduce the gap between expenditure on the residential parking permit scheme and the revenue it generates. This gap is currently €300,000 per annum.
"The proposed fee of €50 per week would mean it would still cost less than €1 per week to park a car," said a council statement.
"Furthermore, the proposed increase of €10 per year works out at less than 20 cent per week."A discount will still be available for those who buy a two-year permit, which will rise from €70 to €80.