Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor recently enquired at a SDCC meeting on the parking situation at Cookstown Way, he said”To ask the CEO to refer to decisions made last year in respect of Traffic Bye Laws and to examine the situation at Cookstown Way where the provision of meter parking six days a week, opposite the Luas line, has resulted in less vehicles availing of the spaces and seeking parking in Springfield and other estates; will he appreciate the difficulties this has created?”
In the reply Cllr O’Connor received, the Council commented “As part of the Draft Parking Bye Laws 2021 it was proposed to include this stretch of road on Cookstown Way, opposite Tallaght Hospital as a Park and Ride facility with a fee of €3 per day. This was in keeping with sustainable travel objectives. The Draft Bye Laws were approved by the Members at the May Council meeting 2021 and became effective in July 2021. This area is used by those travelling on Luas and also by visitors to the hospital. No complaints have been received from residents in Springfield in this regard”.