TD causes Twitter storm with call for Dublin parking waiver for country commuters

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TD causes Twitter storm with call for Dublin parking waiver for country commuters

TD causes Twitter storm with call for parking waiver for commuters

Laois-Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has started a debate on Twitter this morning after suggesting Dublin City Council should introduce a parking charge waiver for commuters. 

The former minister said: "My commuter constituents and others who can’t work from home have been advised not to use public transport. The alternative is the car. Car parking in Dublin costs up to €125 per week. This is unfair. Dublin City Council must introduce a waiver scheme to assist workers."

The post has sparked quite the reaction with some agreeing and others saying "we should not be subsidising people to drive 200 miles a day, cause air pollution in the city, and add to congestion everywhere."

One person even suggested commuters could walk or run to work from Offaly or Laois to Dublin.

See some of the debate below: