Dublin city street parking charges to increase next week

City centre on-street parking to cost €3.50 per hour from February 1st

The increase in parking charges of about 10 per cent across all zones was approved by Dublin city councillors in late 2019. File photograph: David Sleator

The increase in parking charges of about 10 per cent across all zones was approved by Dublin city councillors in late 2019. File photograph: David Sleator

 

Dublin city parking charges will increase to up to €3.50 an hour from next week to deter long stay parking, particularly by commuters, on the city’s streets.

The increase in parking charges of about 10 per cent across all zones was approved by Dublin city councillors in late 2019 and was due to come into force last year, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From February 1st parking in the city centre “yellow zone” rise from €3.20 to €3.50 an hour, while just outside this area the “red zone” charge will go from €2.70 to €3. The outer “green zone” will increase from €1.60 to €1.80, while the low demand “orange zone” will go from €1 to €1.10.

The “blue zone” rate which applies to some suburban villages will rise from 60 cent to 80 cent, while the special city centre Sunday parking charge from 2pm-6pm will increase from €1.40 to €1.60.

Lower rates will apply for those using parking tags instead of cash.

The council’s parking enforcement officer Dermot Stevenson said the charges are being increased “to ensure that there is a suitable deterrent to long stay parking in the city and to encourage a high turnover of users of these parking spaces. We also want to encourage sensible parking in the city as well as asking motorists to consider alternative transport methods other than the private car”.