Persistent parking offenders run up unpaid fines of over €1,000 in one local authority area

A motorist has run up an unpaid parking bill of more than €2,100 in one local authority area.

Shameless drivers have in some cases been hit with more than a dozen tickets each but simply refuse to pay any of them.

The problem is most pronounced in Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown in Dublin where four different motorists owe more than €1,000 in unpaid fines.

Figures from three separate councils have also shown that in one of Dublin’s local authorities – more than one in three tickets went unpaid last year.

In Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown, a single driver with a UK or Northern Ireland registered car owes the council €2,140 relating to fifteen separate unpaid tickets.

Two Dublin-registered cars have each amassed €1,552 in parking debts with the local authority, covering sixteen tickets each.

Another ‘D-reg’ car has twelve outstanding tickets and a bill of €1,164, according to the records.