Kilkenny's parking charge figures need "thorough analysis"

The daily average of tickets issued is surprising

Darren Hassett

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Kilkenny's parking charge figures need "thorough analysis"

Aideen Brett paying for parking on Ormonde Road PICTURE: PAT MOORE

The chief executive of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce has called for a “thorough analysis” of the parking charges figures to ensure they are not prohibiting people coming into the city.

John Hurley says taken in isolation some of the numbers are “quite shocking” and need to be examined in more detail.

Last week this paper revealed that Kilkenny County Council made over €1.4 million in profits last year from parking charges in the city with over seventeen tickets issued on average every day.

The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information request which asked for the total amount of money the council made from parking charges since 2015.

For more on this, pick-up this week's Kilkenny People.