Dublin and free parking

 

Sir, – Having lived in the Dún Laoghaire area for most of my life, being used to paying for parking every time I wanted to shop, go to the bank, visit my doctor or have a bite to eat, I was pleasantly surprised when my wife and I visited Howth today.

They have free parking there, with no sign of parking meters anywhere. The village was buzzing!

We strolled around, did a little shopping, had lunch and returned to our car without having to even think if the paid parking had “run over time”.

Well done Howth!

Other villages and towns take note. – Yours, etc,

DAVID R PIKE,

Glenageary,

Co Dublin.