Wednesday, 4 October 2006
Department of Transport
Question 301: To ask the Minister for Transport the progress made towards making provision for resident parking only in the vicinity of Croke Park on match days and other major event days; if he will to introduce new legislation; if so, the timescale for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31260/06]
An examination in my Department of the present road traffic legislative provisions indicates that there is no legislative provision to exclusively reserve parking on a specified public roads in the vicinity of Croke Park on match days and other major event days. The calls to reserve parking to local residents, whether in the context of match and event days at stadia or under other circumstances, is a very complex matter. The issue has been referred to the Office of the Attorney General and the matter will be considered further when advice is received on the issue.