Fingal set for cashless parking

by Gazette Reporter

Communities across Fingal are set to see a local version of the city centre cashless parking initiative in place in the coming months.

Cashless parking is set to be rolled out by Fingal County Council in all major towns in Dublin North this summer.

Parking Tag is a cashless parking payment solution in use in Dublin city centre since 2009 and the plans to roll it out to Fingal have been welcomed by local Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) who said it is a “fantastic service”.

“The fact that it’s being rolled out to Fingal is absolutely brilliant and it makes parking very easy,” he said.

Residents in Fingal may already be aware of the new signage currently being put in place across the Dublin North area, informing them of where they can use the new system.

Users can register online and send a text message when they want to top up their parking ticket, without a need to return to their car.

“I am delighted to see the Parking Tag initiative move into the north county and the other Dublin local authority areas.

“I have been using it in Dublin city centre for a number of years now and it makes [it possible to] renew your parking without having to go back to your car if you are in a meeting or at an appointment,” Cllr Butler continued.

“It should also help motorists save money, as you can pay for a shorter period and then renew by text if you are going to be longer, so it helps ensure that you don’t have to guess and overpay if using coins,” he said.

A spokesperson for Fingal County Council confirmed that the new parking tag initiative will be introduced to Fingal, and rolled out to other authorities across Dublin. The council said further details would be available shortly. For more information, see www.parkingtag.ie.

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