34% Increase In Clare Parking Violations Since 2019

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The number of parking violations recorded in this county has increased by 34% in the last four years.

New figures obtained by Clare FM show that the local authority issued over 3,000 fixed charge notices for illegal parking in 2022 alone.

The majority of penalties were incurred by motorists in Ennis, where the most common offence was non-payment for parking in a fee-paying site, resulting in a fine on 1,295 occasions.


Additionally in the town, 114 vehicles were found parked in a disabled bay without a valid permit.

In Lahinch, the number of notices issued for the offence more than doubled since 2019, rising from 11 to 24.

In Ennistymon, meanwhile just 19 fines were issued, however 42% accounted for the unathourised use of a disabled bay.

At the Cliffs of Moher, 153 fines were enforced, with parking in a prohibited place accounting for 52%, while parking on a footway, grass margin, or median strip made up a further 43%.

At nearby Doolin Pier, the issue of non-payment was again most prevalent, accounting for 82% of the 457 fines there.

Of the 120 penalties enforced in Kilkee, 30 were issued when motorists simply failed to park within the lines.

Elsewhere, the most common violation in both Miltown Malbay and Kilrush was parking in a prohibited place.

In total Clare County Council dished out 3,315 fixed charged notices for parking violations last year, adding €134,527 to its coffers in the process.