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Unread 27-04-2010, 10:34   #1
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Does anyone know why IR staff don't have to pay for car parking when the rest of us do? In Dundalk particularly staff cars occupy all spaces directly outside the front door and usually the 'set down only' areas as well.
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Unread 27-04-2010, 10:39   #2
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The revenue commissioners would like to know about that....
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Unread 27-04-2010, 10:46   #3
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I've noticed it in Connolly as well - IR staff put an orange/hi vis jacket over the steering wheel and off they go...
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Unread 27-04-2010, 10:52   #4
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There are two classifications

1. Staff based on site who have guaranteed parking fall under the revenue commissioner car park space tax. But are they paying? These spaces are marked clearly on the station plans.

2. Safety critical staff attending an incident should be afforded free parking, but those are rare once off issues.

Incidentally I have had the wonderful experience of watching the CEO of IE struggling with the pay and display machine
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Unread 27-04-2010, 11:03   #5
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The Parking Levy only applies in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, so it wouldn't have a bearing in Dundalk.
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There are BIK considerations if free parking is provided and guaranteed.
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Unread 27-04-2010, 11:49   #7
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I don't think the section of the Finance Act providing for the parking levy has been commenced, or that free parking is otherwise a benefit in kind. Also, people on shift work are exempt from it.
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Since IR started to charge daily at the station in Mullingar I use the free car park (2 min walk down the road) but I notice a lot of glass on the ground there frequently. I wonder is it from broken bottles or car windows?

I've lost a badge and a petrol cap recently and it really bugs the hell out of me. Anyone else any 'security' issues with the free car park?
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Since there's no security on most IÉ car parks, would there be any difference?
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Since there's no security on most IÉ car parks, would there be any difference?
Very unlikely. I was just wondering was it only my car that had been interfered with or is it something that has happened to others. I dont like the idea that I am seen as a 'parts supplier' to someone else
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Very unlikely. I was just wondering was it only my car that had been interfered with or is it something that has happened to others. I dont like the idea that I am seen as a 'parts supplier' to someone else
The area around the station and canal in Mullingar has been a scumbag magnet for decades so what can you expect!
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I expect my car to be left alone, probably a bit too much to expect these days is it
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