CORK City Council has temporarily suspended its charges for on-street parking and has made parking available free of charge in its two multi-storey carparks.
The local authority says that no charges will apply for on-street parking, but drivers are being asked to park safely, have regard to other road users, and follow the parking regulations such as not parking in spaces provided for disabled persons.
Enforcement action will also be taken against dangerous parking, such as blocking a pedestrian crossing, said the city council.
The council has also confirmed it is removing charges from its multi-storey carparks at Paul St and North Main St to help the public to access city centre services such as the shopping centres and the Mercy University Hospital.
Paul St carpark opening hours have been modified to match and support the adjacent shopping centre. The new opening hours are: Monday to Saturday: 7am to 10.30pm and on Sunday from 8.30am to 8.30pm.
Motorists are also advised that the Black Ash Park and Ride facility is closed.