“The Pope hasn’t a notion of coming to Galway next year, if this is the craic we’re at. You might laugh at this but it’s true – the Catholic hierarchy sees these things and they will look at where Pope Francis is going to visit and they will see that the City Council voted to scrap the prayer before meetings and they’ll decide to go somewhere else….”
Fianna Fail Galway CCity Councillor Ollie Crowe
Prayer ban could see Pope drop Galway visit (Dara Bradley, The Connacht Tribune)
Also: Spot the subliminal message in this url?
[Mespil Road, Dublin last Summer and, above, Dublin’s clamping hotspots 2013]
Figures obtained by RTÉ News show that Dublin City Council took in nearly €30m from parking, with €4.3 million collected from clamping 56,000 vehicles.
Dublin City Council Parking Enforcement Officer Eithne Gibbons said parking management is not just about raising revenue.”The management of parking is very important in a busy urban centre like Dublin. People drive into the city expecting to be able to get near to where they want to conduct their business and as part of the parking regime we try to ensure that there are spaces when they arrive in to the City,” she said.
City councils raise €46m through parking in 2013 (RTE)
Pics Daniel Rooney/Graph: RTE