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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Clampers

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# Clampers
Dublin city centre clamping returned to 'more normal levels' from today
Clamping had been scaled back since last month in a bid to ensure the cars of healthcare workers weren’t clamped.
# Clampers
Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year
The number of vehicles clamped in Dublin city in 2019 was up 8% to 46,516.
# clamp down
The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers
The NTA launched the public consultation on its Code of Practice today.
# Clampers
'I was forced to pay twice': Only very small number of cars clamped in Dublin city successfully appealed
Only a small percentage of those who are clamped seek to reverse the €80 fee.
# Clamping
NTA issues tender for workers to rule on appeals against clampers
The clamping appeal officers must be “of good character” and be familiar with “natural justice”.
# Appeals
Clamped outside the Rotunda at 37 weeks pregnant: The complaints against Dublin clampers
Over half of the clamping appeals made in the first nine months of the year were successful.
# clamping down
DCC's deal for new clamping contractors includes €150 fine every time a driver successfully appeals
The council is seeking a “close” relationship with a new clamping contractor in a deal worth €45 million.
# tensions
Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper
One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”
# parking complaints
Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law
Last year legislation came into effect to regulate clamping in Ireland, allowing for an appeals process from people who have felt hard-done by from clamping companies.
# Not happy
'It seems a bit like a trap to me': Drivers frustrated over lack of signs after being clamped
One driver who was refunded the clamping fee said a garda told them it was ‘immoral’ as there was not sufficient markings.
# clamping down
Parking complaints: Driver refunded after claiming clampers took photo of wrong street sign
Another driver said that the wrong car was de-clamped after they paid the de-clamp fee.
# Clamped
Dublin clampers spat at, pushed and struck with steel bars by angry motorists
There were 14 reports of aggressive behaviour towards clamping staff in the first eight months of this year.
# Clampers
Clamping complaints: No 10 minutes grace, app issues and clamped while delivering to charity shop
In two cases, people claimed that they were clamped because the Parking Tag app allowed them to pay for parking in an area that became a clearway.
# Dublin City Council
Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass
A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.
# Clampers
Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week
The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.
# yellow discs of doom
Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?
Clamping fees due to Dublin City Council increased by €100,000 in 2016 according to a report in today’s Irish Times.
# park and ride
Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station
The station has recently become busier because of a new route.
# Karma
Oh nothing, just the clampers getting towed away in Dublin
“Doop de doo, nothing to see here” – clampers.
# Blurred Double Yellow Lines
Are clampers allowed park illegally?
Yes. They can.
# clamp happy
Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers
Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.
# Strike
Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute
Dublin Street Parking Services voted in a secret ballot this afternoon on possible strike action.
# on stike?
Dublin clampers to vote on strike action, say no agreement made on clamp targets
Dublin City Council has reportedly set a target of 60,000 vehicles clamped a year.
# viking clamp tour
The Viking Splash Tour fell foul of the clampers
# Gotcha
Clampers get clamped in Dublin
Well, this is embarrassing.
# clamp support
11 people who aren't very big fans of clampers
Talk about being caught rapid.
# leaf me alone
PIC: Not even the trees are safe from the clampers
Money doesn’t grow on trees you know?
# Karma
Clamper vs. Garda Pic of the Day
What goes around…
# D'oh!
VIDEO: Real-life Homer Simpson tries to drive a clamped car through Dublin
Don’t try this at home.
# Clamping
Clampers "make no money" from clamping
Members of the Irish Parking Association spoke to a committee about clamping in Ireland – from the aggression experienced by clampers to the lack of money made.
# Clampers
Varadkar to introduce tough new laws for clampers
The transport minister will introduce new legislation to deal with rogue clampers – including an independent appeals board for motorists and jail terms of up to five years for those in breach of regulations.