Another all day car park has been provided in Naas.
Local councillors have agreed with a county council proposal that the cost of parking at Fairgreen should be reduced.
It means that there will all-day parking available at either end of Naas.
Parking for a day at Fairgreen will now cost €3 instead of the current rate of €3 for four hours. This is the same charge which applies to Hederman’s car park off Friary Road.
New parking rules came into force last month.
These include the reintroduction of charges for parking on Saturdays, which had been done away with in 2013 as traders complained about the effects of the recession and the impact of out of town shopping destinations.
The charges apply from Monday to Saturday and between 9.30am and 5.30pm, whereas up to recently the charging period on a given day was 8.30am and 6.30pm.
The “observation period” of 15 minutes before a fine is issued and after a purchased parking ticket expires was done away with.