East-Link rebate to cost council €600,000 a year

Dublin City Council will lose an estimated €600,000 a year because of a rebate system introduced in May for trucks which use the East-Link bridge.

11th August, 2007

Dublin City Council will lose an estimated €600,000 a year because of a rebate system introduced in May for trucks which use the East-Link bridge.

The rebate was introduced with the paid permit system for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the city centre.

Permits costing €5 a day were introduced in February, under the council’s strategy to reduce congestion in the city centre. The permits were introduced from May 14.

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