Wednesday 13 November 2019

Revealed: Dublin's top 10 clamping hotspots

One Dublin street racked up clamping fines of over €82,000 in 2017

Photo: Gerry Mooney
Photo: Gerry Mooney

Sean Nolan

One Dublin street racked up clamping fines of more than €82,000 in 2017, according to Dublin City Council.

In figures released to, Dublin City Council say that Mespil Road in Dublin 4 earned €82,640 in clamping fees in 2017, almost €20,000 more than the second street in the list, nearby Waterloo Road, which saw €63,040 charged for clamp removal.

Mespil Road retained its top spot from 2016 showing an increase of €8,480 in 12 months, or 106 individual clampings at €80 per release fee.

The South Circular Road was the third highest Dublin street for clamping in 2017, with €56,640 generated.

The street generating the highest clamping fees on the city's northside in 2017 was Gardiner Street lower, with €50,8000 collected last year.

Merrion Square West was fifth on the list (€46,160), followed by Burlington Road (€43,920), Merrion Square North (€43,600), Ormond Quay Upper (€42,320) and Fitzwilliam Square North (€41,920).

Rounding out the top 10 is Capel Street (€34,320).

The top 10 streets combined saw over €500,000 in clamping fees in 2017 (€505,360), or 6,317 individual clampings.

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