Car-azy! Kilkenny motorists among hardest hit by parking charges
By COLIN BARTLEY
KILKENNY County Council raked in more than €2.3 million from car-parking charges last year.
Newly published figures reveal Kilkenny took one of the highest sums of money from motorists compared to other local authorities outside of the capital.
The €2.3 million collected by Kilkenny Council is the fourth-highest figure nationwide outside Dublin, just behind Cork City Council (€2.9 million), Galway City Council (€2.7 million) and Kerry County Council (€2.63 million).
In fact, Kilkenny raised more money in 2018 from parking charges than two out of the four Dublin local authorities, with South Dublin County Council and Fingal County Council collecting significantly less.
Neighbouring Carlow County Council took in the second-lowest total in the country at €205,000. Only Leitrim collected less.
Waterford City and County Council collected €2.1 million, while Wexford County Council raised €1.45 million. Tipperary County Council did not provide figures for the survey, which was compiled by The Sunday Independent.