Call are being made for Dublin City Council to ease parking restrictions because of what is being dubbed 'over-enthusiastic clamping'.
Retailers in the Rathmines area of the city claim parking enforcers are making €1,000 a week from one short section of the main street alone.
Tony Greene a barber on the street said it is hurting business because customers are so nervous about getting clamped.
"It's a big problem in Rathmines, it seems to have intensified we are losing customers at a terrible rate," he said.
"They're coming in from outside the town to do a bit of shopping in the area and they are jumped on by clampers
"They are very over-enthusiastic and it's just a major problem really."