Fianna Fail representative James Lawless has lent his weight to the campaign for free parking in Naas.
Most traders in the town support the notion of two hours of free parking in the town centre in a bid to bring more business in.
“It’s obvious that something has to be urgently done to bring business back into the town and I fully support the efforts of Naas traders to lobby for change,” Mr. Lawless said.
Mr. Lawless, a candidate in the forthcoming local elections, said Naas has a proud tradition as a market town and incentives are needed to restore that.
He also agreed that private car park operators - who enforce regulations with clamping and €120 fines - should also participate in any free parking initiative.
North Kildare Chamber is seeking two hours free parking between 9 and 11 am, every day.