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1382. Deputy Ciarán Cannon asked the Minister for Justice the number of fixed penalty charge notices issued for illegal parking of vehicles in each of the years 2015 to 2020. [18306/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy may be aware, a wide variety of parking offences are dealt with by way of Fixed Charge Notice. I am informed by Garda authorities that a non-exhaustive summary of such offences would be, as follows:
Parking or entering bus lanes (or streets) and taxi stands
Public Service vehicles exceeding allowed parking times
Heavy Goods Vehicles exceeded allowed parking weights
Parking or Stopping on or too close to a clearway, loading bay, trading area, disabled bay, road junction or pedestrianised area
Obstructing Fire, Garda or Ambulance stations
Obstructing a school entrance
Contravening road parking lines
Contravening parking signs
Parking on a footway, grass margin or median strip
Parking outside the limits of a parking bay
Parking in a manner that obstructs or endangers traffic
I am informed by An Garda Síochána that the yearly breakdown of issued Fixed Charge Notices is as follows:

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
34,857 31,196 32,695 39,178 38,759 35,098

I am advised that these figures are based on incidents which occurred from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2020, inclusive. I am further informed that this information is based upon operational data from the FCPS systems as was available on 12 April 2021, and is liable to change.