Speaking about the promotion, An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Cormac Devlin, said:
“I am delighted that the Council will once again offer a Christmas parking promotion to customers across the County. The Christmas shopping period is vital for retailers and I hope this Parking Promotion will encourage residents to shop locally and to support the retailers within the County.”
How does it work?
The promotion applies to on-street Pay & Display parking Countywide and will work as follows:
Motorists who pay for a minimum of 60 minutes parking will be given 60 minutes free parking time in addition to the 15 minute grace period already available throughout the County.
For example: A person who parks their car at 1pm and pays for 60 minutes parking will not have to return to their car until 3.15pm. This person has paid for 60 minutes covering them from 1pm to 2pm, they will get 60 minutes free, covering them from 2pm to 3pm and will also receive the normal 15 minutes grace period covering them from 3pm to 3.15pm.
Customers do however need to be aware that the 3 hour maximum time limit designed to encourage turnover in parking spaces does still apply in the areas covered by the promotion.