Parking prices to go up in Dublin city

Dublin City Councillors have approved a proposal to increase parking charges in the city.

Parking prices to go up in Dublin city

Dublin City Councillors have approved a proposal to increase parking charges in the city.

From July, prices will be hiked by 10 percent - the first increase since 2008.

Draft bye-laws for the changes have been approved and will now be put to public consultation in the coming weeks, according to The Irish Times.

It means charges in the high demand yellow zones will rise from €2.90 to €3.20 an hour.

The red zone will increase from €2.40 an hour to €2.70.

While Green Zones will remain at €1.60.

The council's traffic department has also proposed to extend each of the high demand zones to cover more streets.

Dublin's Lord Mayor Nial Ring has welcomed the changes.

He says on-street parking will still be cheaper than the majority of private car parks in the city centre.

Green Party Councillor Ciaran Cuffe says the public can now have their say on the changes but he thinks the hikes are fair.

I think it's a modest increase. It's certainly a lot less than bus fares have gone up over the last 10 years.

"We're hoping that it will ensure that we balance the books within Dublin City Council and it will provide us with money to improve public transport, walking and cycling facilities in town."

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