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Joan Burton calls for tax on public servants’ car spaces

The state is paying over €5 million per year to lease almost 4,000 car parking spaces for public servants. Burton said putting a charge on those spaces would encourage a shift to public transport

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
14th July, 2019

Labour TD Joan Burton has called for a €250 annual charge on free parking spaces for public servants to reduce carbon emissions.

The state is paying over €5 million per year to lease almost 4,000 car parking spaces for public servants. Burton said putting a charge on those spaces would encourage a shift to public transport.

“I’m aware it won’t be popular with everybody,” she said.

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