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Free Parking Initiatives For Some Tipperary Towns This Christmas

Thurles Town Centre

Free Christmas Parking Thurles:
Free parking has been granted by Tipperary County Council to consumers in Thurles, in all public car parks, on the following dates only:-  Saturday December 8th; Saturday December 15th and Saturday December 22nd, 2018.

Roscrea & Templemore:
The situation is similar for the Tipperary town of Roscrea, while Templemore consumers can park anywhere throughout the town on the same above stated dates.

Tipperary Town:
Tipperary Town on the other hand will have free parking outright, from Saturday December 1st, until close of business on December 31st, (New Years’ Eve, close of business).  Same special concession must have been influenced by two protests better known as #MARCH4TIPP.  The MARCH4TIPP Campaign picketed the Tipperary Town’s local authority offices yesterday, with protesters demanding that Councillors scrap pay parking charges in the town.

Cashel:
Free parking arrangements in Cashel is again confined to public car parks only; but here on Saturday 1st December; Saturday 8th December; Saturday 15th December; Saturday 22nd December and Saturday 29th December 2018

Nenagh:
Free parking arrangements in the Town of Nenagh over the Christmas period are also confined to public car-parks, but from Saturday December 15th to Wednesday December 26th 2018; with normal pay parking, being applied on streets from 10.00am to 18.30pm, while shops are open, between the latter stated dates.

This Tipperary Co. Council so called “free parking initiative”, is supposedly designed to promote local trade and to encourage support for resident Town Traders, during the Christmas season. But of course, one of the reasons that consumers no longer enter the centre of our main towns; in any great numbers at least, is due solely to these same ‘pay-parking’ initiatives, introduced by Tipperary Co. Council; which have succeeded in driving consumers to seek the free parking sites provided by the large Supermarkets and Multiples, e.g. Lidl, Aldi and Dunnes Stores.

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