On-street parking charges set to resume in Cork city

On-street parking charges set to resume in Cork city
Traffic wardens issuing parking fines to cars parked on South Mall, Cork at 11.30am Sunday Nov 24.

On-street parking charges in Cork city are expected to resume from Monday.

The fees for on-street parking, as well as costs to park in Council-run multi-storey car parks on Paul’s Street and North Main Street were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision was undertaken to allow the public better access to city centre services such as the shopping centres and the Mercy University Hospital.

As the country is expected to move into Phase 2 of the Government’s roadmap to recovery, and as more businesses begin to reopen, parking charges in Cork city are set to come back into force.

A spokesperson for City Hall said: “Parking charges for the use of on street parking is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

“It is expected that as per national guidance, parking charges for on-street parking will be reintroduced on 8th June 2020.” 

The loss of car parking revenue for City Hall during the Covid-19 pandemic was significant and is one of the main contributing factors to the estimated €8.4 million loss of income in 2020.

Full guidelines and information on the resumption of parking charges in Cork city are expected from City Hall this week.

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