Donegal County Council is currently finalising arrangements for a new eParking Service, which will provide cashless methods to pay for parking via smartphone APP and website.
It’s expected the initiative will be launched on the 22nd of June, and will be used be used on any of the streets and car parks where pay and display parking operates.
The enforcement of Pay & Display will be suspended until June 22nd.
The eParking Service will operate in five towns that currently have pay and display in operation including Bundoran and Donegal Town.
The traditional parking metres which takes coins will also continue to be in operation.
Donegal County Council Traffic Wardens returned to work on the 18th of May as part of Phase 1 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, however Pay and Display offences will remained suspended with Wardens concentrating on the enforcement of Road Traffic Offences.
From the 22nd of June the Traffic Wardens will return to full normal duties, including the enforcement of both Pay and Display Offences and Road Traffic Offences.
The new App will be available to download for free via the APPLE STORE and GOOGLE PLAY.
Ballyshannon Fine Gael Councillor Barry Sweeney has welcomed the introduction of the new parking metres but added that it’s important that those who are not comfortable with the new technology are continued to be catered for.
More details will be available on donegalparking.ie when it goes live in the coming days.