Pay parking and relevant legislation
Pay Parking is usually indicated by a sign on each approach road into towns which operate pay parking.
Regulated Parking (Pay Parking) ensures that there is an adequate turnover of car spaces for people to do business/pleasure within a town. In order to regulate parking, a parking fee is applied. The town is divided into separate parking zones and tariffs/fees.
Usually, a town centre will have a maximum stay of two hours to ensure that there is a more regular turnover of spaces, as these spaces are more in demand. On the outer zones of a town, the maximum stay will be longer, usually a three hour maximum stay applies and the tariff/fee is normally be cheaper.
Long term parking is also provided where people working in a town or visiting the town for a day can park for a tariff/fee all day.
Parking Enforcement was enacted under Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act, 1975. Details of the legislation is available at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1975/en/act/pub/0014/index.html
Further legislation was inserted under Section 12(1)of the Road Traffic Act 2002. Details of the insertion is located athttp://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2002/en/act/pub/0012/sec0012.html#sec12
This leglislation was amended under Section 15 of the Road Traffic Act 2006. Details of the amendment is located at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2006/en/act/pub/0023/sec0015.html#sec15
A list of parking restrictions are provided in the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 (External Link) athttp://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1997/en/si/0182.html#zzsi182y1997a37