Saturday 21 April 2018

Council reveals its clamping hotspots

Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

Dublin City Council has revealed the top 10 hotspots for clamping this year – with a popular parking spot for shoppers topping the list.

Some 831 vehicles on Dominick Street Lower – beside the Parnell Street entrance to the Ilac Centre – have been clamped this year, 30pc more than the next highest zone, Ranelagh, where 637 cars were locked to a yellow clamp.

Car owners hoping to escape an €80 fine should also avoid eight streets in the south inner city, including Mespil Road (601), D'Olier Street (568), Pearse Street (549) and Rathmines Road Lower (541).

Jervis Street also garners the unwelcome attention of clampers, where 531 vehicle owners were slapped with a hefty fine.

The local authority amassed €4.4m from clamping fines in 2012.

However, the council made a loss after deducting the cost of paying clamping company DSPS to provide the service.

Last April, a report from the council's parking appeals officer recommended increasing the charge to €130.

Irish Independent

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