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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (276)

Seán Crowe

Ceist:

276. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if consultation was undertaken with private car park operators at national monuments to provide free parking in concert with free access to OPW heritage sites. [29336/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Parking provided by the OPW at National Monument sites is free of charge in general with the exception of Glendalough where parking charges are essential to assist with traffic management at this extremely busy site. At National Monument sites where there are restricted or limited parking options, visitors usually avail of nearby municipal (or, in some rare instances, private) car parks which, by and large, also service other users. It would not be feasible to request the operators of such car parks to waive parking charges for OPW visitors.

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