Free parking in Limerick city this Christmas has been cancelled

Free parking on the streets of Limerick in the run up to Christmas has been cancelled.

The initiative has been in place for a number of years to bring shoppers into the city.

Limerick city councillor John Loftus says office workers were taking advantage of the initiative.

He said: "There wasn't a great deal of benefit to people coming into the city with cars because there is lots of offices for business in the city and the people in the offices were just using the free parking situation ."

A new "park and stride" system is set to replace the free parking in December.

Shoppers can now pay for their parking outside the city and make the short walk into town.

Related Articles

'I just wanted to meet people': Shane Ross apologises for turning up at people's doors on Christmas and New Year's Eve

Lindsay Woods: The lure of closing out the festive season in company of other women has grown on me

Sales of real Christmas trees surpass €22m over festive season

Donate unwanted Christmas presents, charity urges

More in this Section

More Leaving Cert students choose higher level since grading reform, but performance levels drop

No-deal Brexit would be costly; Key projects may be put in jeopardy

Children’s hospital board ‘had no grasp of actual costs’

We have to get real on hard border, says garda


Read an excerpt of 'My Coney Island Baby' below

Bernard O'Shea on hitting the road with old pal Karl Spain

Learning Points: My wife is having a baby and I’m stressed at work

Your guide to luxury - but affordable - spa experiences

More From The Irish Examiner