Free-half hour will also be rescinded
Car parking charges in Buncrana are about to more than double while the half-hour free parking period is about to be rescinded – if the local town council gets its way.
In one of their final acts before Buncrana Town Council is abolished next May, councillors have proposed that rates at car parks in the town should rise from 30 cent per hour to 60 cent per hour and from €1.20 per day to €2.50 per day.
They also intend to wipe out the free first thirty minutes for on-street parking. That ‘free’ period will now be given only after a ticket has already been purchased. In other words, it will be 50 cent for the first hour and a half and 50 cent for each additional hour thereafter.