What to do if you are clamped
There is a possibility that your car may be clamped at some stage by the local authority for parking offences. This system has been introduced in Dublin City.
The best advice is not to park illegally and to take care that metered time does not expire while you are away from the car.
If your car is clamped, then telephone the Parking Shop on 01 6022500 to arrange release. The fee is €80.00, and the clamp should be released within the hour.
Some urban areas operate a tow-away system whereby vehicles that cause an obstruction can be removed to a car pound and a significant fee is charged for their release. On-the-spot parking fines are issued by means of tickets in all parts of the country.