Louth County Council has cut pay parking rates in half in Dundalk this Christmas season.
The reductions are a further commitment by the local authority to encourage seasonal shoppers, where possible, to shop local and support local business.
Pay parking rates in Dundalk have been halved from €1 to 50c per hour on all streets and in Louth County Council car parks, with the exception of Long Term Car Parks. These LSCP which are located at Linenhall Street, Long Walk and Ramparts Road remain good value at €2 for up to eight hours parking.
The reduced rates come into effect this Monday, December 1 and will apply until Wednesday, December 31, as indicated on the pay parking machines.
In confirming the reduced rates, Frank Pentony, Director of Services, Louth County Council, said: “Louth County Council supports the many calls for people to shop local this Christmas. In doing so, shoppers are keeping money in the local economy and strengthening the retail industry, one of the main employers in this county.
“By halving the pay parking rates, Louth County Council is continuing to play its part in supporting both the retail community and shoppers this Christmas season.”
This commitment has also been demonstrated by the Council’s continued sponsorship of events such as the Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture and Dundalk on Ice.
“On behalf of the Council, I encourage Christmas shoppers to stay in and come to Dundalk and support our retail trade this Christmas. Through sponsorship and reduced pay parking, the Council is doing what it can and we now hope that everyone else plays their part.”