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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Revealed: Dublin's clamping blackspots

Clamped car
Clamped car

Dublin drivers are most likely to be clamped in Merrion Square West, which has the most clamping enforcement of any area in the city.

In total, more than 56,000 vehicles were clamped in Dublin city last year, almost 3,000 more than in 2012. Merrion Square West was the seventh most enforced area in 2012, before taking the top spot this year.

In figures supplied by Dublin City Council to, Merrion Square West was shown to the street where you were most likely to be clamped.

Mespil Road is second on the list of most clamped, with Pearse Street coming in third. Both have appeared in the most clamped list in previous years.

Dominick Street Lower, Ormond Quay Upper, Jervis Street,  Ranelagh, Burlington Road, Rathmines Road Lower and Wellington Quay make up the rest of the top ten most clamped areas in Dublin.

Taking clamps off illegally parked vehicles brought in around €4.32 million to Dublin City Council last year, while on street paid parking raised €24 million in revenue.

This is slightly less than 2012, when they raised €24.5 million from parking.


Figures for Clamped Vehicles:                      

2013: 56,285                                                

2012: 53,525

2011: 58,575


De-Clamp fee revenue:

2013: €4.32 million

2012: €4.23 million

2011: €4.6 million


Revenue raised from Paid on-street Parking

2013: €24.01 million

2012: €24.5 million

2011: €24.2 million



Top 10 Streets for Enforcement:

2013 : 1) Merrion Sqr. West, 2) Mespil Road, 3) Pearse Street, 4) Dominick St. Lwr., 5) Ormond Quay Upr., 6) Jervis Street, 7) Ranelagh, 8) Burlington Road, 9) Rathmines Road Lwr., 10) Wellington Quay,


2012: 1) Dominick Street 2) Ranelagh 3) Mespil Road 4) D’Olier Street 5) Rathmines Road Lower 6) Pearse Street 7) Merrion Square West 8) Jervis Street 9) South Circular Road 10) Waterloo Road


2011: 1) Dominick Street 2) Jervis Street 3) Noel Purcell Walk 4) Ranelagh 5) Clarendon Street 6) South Circular Road 7) Mespil Road 8) Wolfe Tone Street 9) Ormond Quay Upper 10) Wellington Quay.



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