On-street parking prices will increase in Dublin City starting next Monday, July 15, with some zones also being extended.
From Monday onward, motorists parking in the Yellow zone or the ‘very high demand zone’ will see in increase from €2.90 to €3.20 per hour. The zone is also expanding to cover most of the city centre.
The Red zone or the ‘high demand zone’ will also expand, in addition to a 30 cent increase of the hourly price from €2.40 to €2.70.
However, motorists who utilise the Parking Tag app will receive a 10% discount in the Red and Yellow zones.
The White zone, or the ‘high demand Sundays’ zone – which contains O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Henry Street and St. Stephen’s Green shopping areas – will have an hourly fee of €1.40 during 2pm to 6pm on Sundays.
Suburban areas are facing a 56% price hike from Monday on, with the hourly rate of €1.60 jumping up to €2.70 in the Green zone.
The area surrounding Mater Hospital will have the Yellow zone extension which will have patients and regular visitors paying the most for parking.
Some worry that the increase of public parking costs will have an impact on private parking areas, fearing that those facilitating private parking will charge more per hour.
This increase of parking prices was approved by Dublin City Council back in February, marking the first parking price increase in the city centre since 2008.