UCD introduces paid parking

Posted in Governance and administration on September 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Returning students due to begin classes next Monday September 7th may be in for a surprise with the introduction of paid parking permits for both students and staff on campus …” (more)

[College Tribune, 31 August]

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Picture Gallery: Unions Protest Proposed End to Free Parking in UCD

Posted in Life on June 25th, 2013 by steve

“Added by editor on June 25, 2013. Saved under News. Tags: free, paid, parking, UCD.” (pictures)

[College Tribune, 25 June]

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Multi-storey car park for UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2013 by steve

“A five-storey car park is to be built close to the Clonskeagh entrance of UCD. The car park, which will have 631 spaces, is one of the main features in a new commuting facility called ‘Campus West’ …” (more)

[College Tribune, 12 February]

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‘Parking problem won’t be solved in my lifetime’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Nightmare parking at IT Carlow is continuing to frustrate students and residents of local neighbouring estates …” (more)

[Lynda Connolly, Carlow People, 29 January]

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An Taisce urges UL to eliminate free parking

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2012 by steve

“An Taisce wants an end to free parking at the University of Limerick, describing the campus as ‘unsustainably car dependent’ …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 21 November]

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Classic Parking (UCD)

Posted in Life on November 14th, 2012 by steve

“My friend, Ciara, sent me this … Her friend owns the Mini on the right and parked it in UCD this morning, as normal …” (more, photo)

[Broadsheet.ie, 14 November]

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Parking fees drive Deakin staff, students mad

Posted in Life on July 28th, 2011 by steve

“Victoria’’s Deakin University is facing a revolt from students and staff over plans to hike parking fees next year by in some cases more than three times. Under the plans announced to staff late on Friday last week, the annual cost of an allocated reserved parking space at the outer suburban Burwood campus in Melbourne would next year jump from $461.50 to $1500 …” (more)

[Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 28 July]

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Plans aim to tackle car parking problem in estates near university

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2011 by steve

“Plans have been drawn up to tackle chronic car parking problems in housing estates adjacent to the University of Limerick in Castletroy …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 7 April]

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Bid to stop free parking in estate near UL deferred

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2011 by steve

“A move by Limerick County Council to stop those travelling to the University of Limerick from parking in an adjacent private housing estate has been deferred following objections by local landlords …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 30 March]

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NUIG parking rules labelled extreme

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2011 by steve

“Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding clamping on the NUIG campus. Safe to say this is not a letter of praise for the draconian devices …” (more)

[Joanne Finnegan, Galway Advertiser, 10 January]

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Parking disc hours to be extended around UCC

Posted in Life on October 30th, 2010 by steve

“Parking disc operation hours are to be extended around UCC with immediate effect …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 30 October]

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O’Flaherty condemns students who still park in estates close to the GMIT

Posted in Life on October 21st, 2010 by steve

“Some students from the GMIT are continuing to park in estates close to the college, despite the extra car-parking spaces available in the Galwegians Sports Grounds, which is funded by the GMIT …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 21 October]

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College Parking – A Short Rant

Posted in Life on September 6th, 2010 by steve

“I don’t think I am giving away any campus secrets when I say that parking is a very divisive issue in UCD, as I am sure it is in many colleges. I can’t resist raising this issue given that I have been working all today beside a window overlooking the three months of madness that began this morning with the reappearance of students on campus …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 6 September]

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Exploiting indebted student drivers?

Posted in Life on March 9th, 2010 by steve

“Finding a parking space around Queen’s is a nightmare. Students who have saved and paid to learn the valuable skill to drive, and paid to insure and tax their cars, are being forced to abandon them in their driveways because it is simply impossible to find a space to park around Queen’s …” (more)

[Sarah Wright, The Gown, 9 March]

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Parking restrictions on the way for estates around the GMIT

Posted in Life on March 4th, 2010 by steve

“The days of GMIT students parking their cars along the roads and in the estates outside the college are numbered as traffic restrictions in these areas will be in place in the coming weeks. When the GMIT introduced pay and display parking on campus, many students took to parking on the roads and estates surrounding the college …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 4 March]

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Parking at UCD

Posted in Life on December 21st, 2009 by steve

“Things I love about the end of termtime: getting a car park space in UCD is no longer a bloodsport.” (tweet)

[Sinead McEneaney, Twitter, 21 December]

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Posted in Life on December 8th, 2009 by steve

“When I look back at my term of office as DCU President, how much it will I have spent looking for parking spaces in Dublin?” (tweet)

[vonprond, Twitter, 8 December]

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Crisis of Cars

Posted in Life on October 31st, 2009 by steve

UK“Every university has its problems and Queen’s is no different – low attendance, too much alcohol to name but a few. However, it could be said that one of the major problems for Queen’s University students, especially those who drive, is the never ending struggle with traffic, parking, and public transport. One must deal with the traffic jams, one way streets which are easily blocked and being constantly late to class. Many would say that it is a student’s responsibility to leave home in plenty of time but how can one predict that an ambulance will be parked on University Street for half an hour? …” (more)

[Melissa Devlin, The Gown, 31 October]

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NUIG and ‘mannerless students’ are failing Newcastle residents

Posted in Life on October 29th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“It is unacceptable for NUI, Galway not to provide a proper park and ride facility and unacceptable for students, or ‘mannerless future academics’, to park illegally in areas of Newcastle. This is the view of Labour councillor Billy Cameron. He has accused NUIG of ‘failing to provide a proper park and ride facility’ near the Corrib Village student residences and criticised students who park illegally in the Newcastle estates. Cllr Cameron has facilitated numerous meetings over the last five years between residents’ associations and NUIG to advance parking solutions in the Newcastle area …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 29 October]

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