Nenagh councillors want clamp put on illegal parking

Nenagh Post Office
Nenagh’s drivers have been criticised by town councillors over the manner in which they park around the town. The post office on Ashe Road and near the Ulster Bank in Banba Square were singled out as the worst areas by Cllr Tommy Morgan and Cllr Virginia O’Dowd.

Nenagh’s drivers have been criticised by town councillors over the manner in which they park around the town. The post office on Ashe Road and near the Ulster Bank in Banba Square were singled out as the worst areas by Cllr Tommy Morgan and Cllr Virginia O’Dowd.

“Parking outside the Ulster Bank is impossible,” declared Cllr Morgan, because of the number of cars that park in the side entrance to the bank.

He called for Nenagh Town Council to place a yellow box at the location, claiming buses can’t get by because of the way cars are parked.

“It is diabolical,” he stated.

The Fianna Fail councillor called on the Gardai to issue tickets to people parked there and at the nearby bus stop.

Meanwhile, Cllr O’Dowd described parking at the post office as “crazy”, revealing she had to move a car at the facility.

“A woman had left her car and joined a long queue in the post office. The passenger said she didn’t know how to move the car so I put it around the corner,” she revealed.

She asked if Cllr Seamus Morris, who works for An Post, could raise the issue.

The Sinn Fein councillor believed the entrance / exit points were the wrong way round and the situation was not being helped by people parking on double yellow lines.

“I don’t know what goes through people’s minds when they see a parking spot,” he said.

Cllr Conor Delaney said people were coming and going using both access points.

“There are cars parked all over the place and nobody wants to take control. It is nothing short of disgraceful the way people park in the disabled spots and then say: ‘I’ll only be a few minutes’,” he said.

Cllr Hughie McGrath urged the council write to An Post pointing out that parking at the facility was causing illegal parking on the roadway.

Town manager Marcus O’Connor said An Post had tried to solve the issue but the main problem was “human behaviour”.