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# clamping - Friday 24 January, 2020

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.

# clamping - Monday 14 October, 2019

The NTA is looking for public feedback on clamping and clampers

The NTA launched the public consultation on its Code of Practice today.

# clamping - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Dublin City Council enters new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million

Last year, the council recorded revenue of €27.9 million from parking fees.

# clamping - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'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 - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million

In the year under review in 2017, 55,977 vehicles were clamped in the city council area which works out at just over 150 every day.

# clamping - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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”.

# clamping - Monday 10 December, 2018

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 - Monday 1 October, 2018

Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin

Gardaí issued fixed charge penalty notices to the owners of vehicles parked on the same footpath.

# clamping - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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.

# clamping - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise'

Questions around the ten minute grace period not being fairly given made up a number of the complaints about clamping last year.

# clamping - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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.

# clamping - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

# clamping - Thursday 10 August, 2017

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.

# clamping - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'Goodwill' refunds issued after complaints over 'unfair' clamping

These are just some of the recurring complaints that Dublin City Council receive about clamping.

# clamping - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Clamping complaints: The most common areas and offences for Dublin City Council

DCC received 63 complaint about clamping from May 2016 to May of this year.

# clamping - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

# clamping - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced? Yellow Discs Of Doom This post contains a poll

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.

# clamping - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'

The cars had valid parking tickets but were not parked in marked spaces at Newbridge train station.

# clamping - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station

The station has recently become busier because of a new route.

# clamping - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge This driver came up with the most Irish excuse to get out of a clamping The One

# clamping - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Offaly lad saved a woman from getting clamped and left her a sound note Just The Ticket

# clamping - Friday 15 May, 2015

Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should clamping be banned in hospital car parks?

The Transport Minister has “utter sympathy” for people who are clamped – but says hospitals should manage their own parking operations.

# clamping - Friday 20 March, 2015

Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners

Were you caught in any of these locations?

# clamping - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Minister has 'utter sympathy' for people who are clamped at hospitals ... but he won't ban it

Paschal Donohoe said it’s a matter for individual hospitals.

# clamping - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money

The TD suggested we consider banning the practice.

# clamping - Thursday 8 January, 2015

# clamping - Monday 20 October, 2014

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.

# clamping - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

# clamping - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ever had a run in with a rogue clamper? Their days are nearing an end, apparently...

Their days as rogue clampers, that is. New laws are being brought in to… well, clamp-down on the practice.

# clamping - Monday 17 March, 2014

Varadkar: No plans to change de-clamping fee - and it's not just there to make money

The Transport Minister added that it has been ‘highly effective’ in changing driver behaviour.

# clamping - Monday 10 March, 2014

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.

# clamping - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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.

# clamping - Monday 20 January, 2014

Poll: Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be more free parking in towns and city centres?

Local authorities collected €115 million in parking fees last year.

# clamping - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Viking Splash Tour fell foul of the clampers Viking Clamp Tour

# clamping - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

These are the photos that made us smile in 2013

God knows we all needed a little cheering up occasionally in the past 12 months. Fortunately, there were sometimes camels on the beach…

# clamping - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# clamping - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark

The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.

# clamping - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# clamping - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Car owner charged extra for 'foul language' by clamping company Cursing Charge

Car owner charged extra for 'foul language' by clamping company

That potty mouth will cost you.

# clamping - Friday 2 August, 2013

Clamped! GoCar fined despite free parking law

A picture from a reader shows the car parked in a pay-and-display section of the IFSC.

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