COMHAIRLE CONTAE THIOBRAID ÁRANN
NORTH TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL
(PARKING PLACES) BYE LAWS 2010
NORTH TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL, DRAFT
ROSCREA (PARKING PLACES) BYE-LAWS, 2010.
The Mayor and Members of North Tipperary County Council, the Road
Authority for the County of North Tipperary, in exercise of the powers
conferred upon them by Section 4(2) and Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act,
1994 (No. 7 of 1994) and having consulted with the Commissioner of the
Garda Siochana hereby propose to amend the Bye-Laws in relation to the
control and regulation of the parking of vehicles in the town of Roscrea.
PART I PRELIMINARY
1. These Bye-Laws shall be known as the North Tipperary Draft Roscrea
(Parking Places) Bye-Laws, 2010.
2. These Bye-Laws shall come into operation one week after they have been
adopted by Council.
3. These Bye-Laws apply to the area outlined on the attached map being the
town of Roscrea.
4. (i) In these Bye-Laws:
“the Act of 1961” means the Road Traffic Act, 1961 (No. 24 of 1961);
“the Act of 1994” means the Road Traffic Act, 1994 (No. 7 of 1994);
“the Road Traffic Acts” means the Road Traffic Acts introduced in
1968,1994,1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.
“the Regulations of 1997” means the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking)
Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997);
“the Signs Regulations of 1997” means the Road Traffic (Signs)
Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 181 of 1997);
“the Council” means the Council of the County of North Tipperary.
“business hours” means the period from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on a
day from Monday to Saturday inclusive which is not a holiday.
“disabled person’s parking bay” has the meaning assigned to it in article 4
of the Regulations of 1997;
“disc parking place” has the meaning assigned to it in article 3 of the
Signs Regulations of 1997.
“goods vehicle” has the meaning assigned to it in Article 3 of the Signs
“holiday” means Good Friday or any day that is a public holiday as
defined by the second schedule of the Organisation of Working Time
Act, 1997 (No. 20 of 1997),
“loading bay” has the meaning assigned to it in Article 42 of the
Regulations of 1997 and is indicated by means of traffic sign No.
RRM 009 of the Signs Regulations accompanied by information.
“parking bay” has the meaning assigned to it in article 3 of the Signs
Regulations of 1997 and identified by means of road markings as
described in article 18 of the said Regulations;
“parking disc” means a disc or document, or a combination of both,
having marks or symbols capable of indicating the year, date and time
when the disc, document or combination becomes a valid parking
“parking ticket” means a ticket issued by the Council by means of a
parking ticket machine which indicates the date of issue of the ticket,
and the time at which it ceases to be valid;
“parking ticket machine” means a machine capable of automatically
delivering a parking ticket when the fee prescribed is inserted into the
“public road” means that assigned to it by Section 2 (1) of the Roads
“street” a street is that area of public road as indicated on attached
“valid parking disc” means a parking disc which –
a) has been issued by the Council or its agents
b) has been perforated or otherwise marked as appropriate to the
particular type of parking disc so as to indicate clearly the year, month,
day in the month, hour of the day and (to the nearest following five-
minute period) minute of the hour of the commencement of a period of
parking of the vehicle in which the parking disc is exhibited in
accordance with these Bye-Laws.
c) Indicates no other year, month, day, hour or minute, and,
d) Indicates that the vehicle is so parked for a period not exceeding the
period for which it may be parked in a disc parking place in
accordance with these Bye-Laws.
(ii) A reference to a vehicle in these Bye-Laws shall, unless otherwise
specified mean a mechanically propelled vehicle within the meaning
of Section 3 (1) of the Act of 1961 (other than a mechanically
propelled wheelchair) and a pedal cycle.
(iii) A reference in these bye-laws to the loading of goods shall be taken
to include the supplying of fuel for the operation of the vehicle.
(iv)(a) A reference in these bye-laws to a traffic sign means a reference
to a traffic sign prescribed in the Signs Regulations of 1997 and
any number referred to in association with a traffic sign shall be
the number allocated to such sign in such Regulations.
(b) Descriptions given to traffic signs in the Signs Regulations of
1997 may be referred to in these bye-laws for the purpose of
(v) A reference in these bye-laws to an information plate accompanying
a traffic sign shall, unless otherwise specified, be a plate which shall
indicate the period during which the restriction or prohibition
indicated by such traffic sign applies.
PART II DISC PARKING
5. (1) Where a vehicle is parked in a disc parking place during business
hours the following shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions
set out in this Bye-Law.
(A) A “valid parking disc” in the following manner –
(i) The valid parking disc shall be so exhibited in the interior
of the vehicle that a person outside the vehicle can
ascertain by reference to the perforations or markings when
the parking commenced, and,
(ii) The valid parking disc shall be exhibited in accordance
with paragraph (A) (i) of this Bye-Law for so long as the
vehicle is parked in that disc parking place,
(iii) A valid parking disc shall be displayed for every two hour
period or part thereof during which the vehicle is parked in a
disc parking place.
(B) A “valid parking ticket” in the following manner –
(i) a valid parking ticket issued in respect of the vehicle
shall be so exhibited in the interior of the vehicle that a
person outside the vehicle can ascertain by reference to
the parking ticket when the parking ticket ceases to be valid
and the parking ticket shall be so exhibited for so long as
the vehicle is parked in a disc parking place, in accordance
with the time limit prescribed in the bye-laws.
(ii) The valid parking ticket shall be exhibited in accordance
with paragraph (B) (i) of this Bye-Law for so long as the
vehicle is parked in a disc parking place,
(2) Where a vehicle being parked in a disc parking place during the
specified period is a goods vehicle being so parked solely for the
loading or unloading of goods, paragraph (5) (i) (A) or (B) of this
Bye Law shall not apply until the expiration of thirty minutes after
the commencement of the parking.
6. A vehicle parked in a disc parking place during business hours
shall not be parked for longer than the period indicated as the
maximum parking period for that disc parking place by means of
an authorised information plate accompanying traffic sign number
RUS 18 (Restricted Parking) authorised by the Signs Regulations
7. Where a vehicle which had been lawfully parked in a disc parking
place is subsequently lawfully parked in another disc parking place
within the same public road, the period to which the subsequent
parking is restricted by byelaw 6 of these byelaws shall be reduced
by a period equal to the period from the time indicated on the
parking disc or parking ticket to the time when the subsequent
8. Where a vehicle is parked in a disc parking place during business
hours a person shall not interfere with a parking disc or parking
ticket exhibited in the vehicle.
9. A vehicle parked in a disc parking place at a time which is not
during business hours shall be removed from the disc parking
place when a period of business hours commences, unless at such
commencement and during the remainder of the period of parking,
a valid parking disc or parking ticket is exhibited in the interior of
the vehicle in accordance with Bye-Law 5 of these Bye-Laws.
10. A vehicle which had been parked in a disc parking place for the
maximum parking period referred to in Bye-Law 6 of these Bye-
Laws shall not be parked again in a disc parking place on the public
road in which that disc parking place is situated until at least one
hour after the vehicle last vacated that disc parking place.
11. Parking discs shall be issued by the Council.
12. (a) The fee for a parking disc shall be as determined by the
Council from time to time.
(b) The fee for a parking ticket shall be as determined by the
Council from time to time.
13. A vehicle which is parked in a disc parking place during business
hours shall where parking bays are provided at that disc parking
place be parked within the area comprising a parking bay.
14. A motor cycle or pedal cycle shall not be parked during
business hours in a disc parking place.
15. A person shall not park a vehicle in a Disabled Person’s Parking
Bay without having displayed thereon a Disabled Person’s Parking
Permit and shall not park a vehicle in a disabled bay except for the
convenience of the person to whom that permit was granted.
16. A mechanically propelled vehicle on which is displayed a
Disabled Person’s Parking Permit granted in respect of such
vehicle, shall be exempt from the requirement to display a valid
parking disc or parking ticket specified in Bye-Law 5 of these Bye-
17. Parking in a loading bay is prohibited during business hours
except for the loading and unloading of goods from a good vehicle.
18. Bye-Laws 5 to 15 and bye-laws, 17, 29 and 30 of these Bye-laws
shall not apply to:
(a) A vehicle being used in connection with the removal of an
obstruction to traffic, the maintenance, improvement or
reconstruction of a public road, the provision, alteration or
repair of a main drain, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas,
oil, water or electricity or of a telecommunications line or the
provision of a traffic sign.
(b) A fire brigade vehicle, an ambulance or a vehicle being used
by a member of the Garda Síochána in the performance of
the duties of that member
PART III RESIDENTS’ PARKING PERMITS
19. In this part of these Bye-Laws:
“owner” means a resident who is the registered owner of the
“resident” means a person whose normal residence is a premises
situated on a public road containing a disc parking place;
“resident’s parking permit” means a document issued by the
Council for the purpose of Bye-Laws 20 – 28 of these Bye-Laws
and containing the particulars specified in Bye-Law 21 of these
“valid resident’s parking permit” means a resident’s parking permit
which relates to a particular street or streets and to a date which
has not expired and which is issued by the Council.
20. Bye-Laws 5 to 16 (other than Bye-Law 13) of these Bye-Laws shall
not apply to the parking of a vehicle in a disc parking place, other
than a disabled persons parking bay, if there is displayed, in
accordance with Bye-Law 22 of these Bye-Laws, in the vehicle
when it is so parked, a valid resident’s parking permit which relates
to the street in which the disc parking place is situated.
21. A resident’s parking permit shall contain the following particulars:
(a) the name of the Council,
(b) the name and registration number of the vehicle in respect of
which it is issued,
(c) the date of issue,
(d) the street or streets to which it relates,
(e) the period to which it relates, including the date of expiry,
(f) the signature, and the description, of the officer of the Council
22. The display, in accordance with Bye-Law 20 of these Bye-Laws of
valid resident’s parking permit on the vehicle in respect
of which the permit was issued, shall permit the owner of the
vehicle (or any person using it with his/her consent) to park it
without limitation as to time in a disc parking place in a street to
which the permit relates.
23. A valid resident’s parking permit shall be so displayed in the
interior of the vehicle in respect of which it is issued that it can
be read from outside the vehicle.
24. Where a vehicle displaying a resident’s parking permit is parked
In a disc parking place a person shall not interfere with the
25. (1) A resident’s parking permit shall be issued by the Council in
respect of the parking of a vehicle in a disc parking place in
the functional area of the Council.
(2) The for a resident’s parking permit shall be as determined by
the Council from time to time.
(3) A resident’s parking permit shall be issued by the Council in
respect of the vehicle and for the road or roads to which the
the permit relates.
26. When, during the period to which a resident’s parking permit
relates, the resident to whom it is issued ceases to reside at the
address specified on the permit or ceases to be an owner by
disposing of the vehicle to which the permit relates, he/she shall
return it to the Roscrea Area Office, North Tipperary County
Council. A refund of the fee or any part thereof shall not be
27. Where, during the period to which a resident’s parking permit
relates, the resident to whom it is issued disposed of the vehicle
to which the permit relates and substitutes another vehicle for
the one disposed of he/she shall return the permit to the
Administrative Office, Roscrea, who upon payment of a fee of
?1.00 by the resident, shall either insert the make and
registration number of the substituted vehicle on the permit or
issue to the resident a new permit in respect of that vehicle, and
such new permit shall be valid for the period specified.
PART IV CASUAL TRADING.
28. In this part
“Casual Trading Byelaws” mean The Tipperary North Riding
County Council Casual Trading Byelaws 1998.
“Casual trading area” means the area specified in casual trading
“special licence” means a licence of the kind contemplated by
casual trading bye-law 3
“trading day” means the day and hours specified in casual trading
byelaw 4 together with the half hour next before and half hour next
after the hours so specified on the days so specified.
“Vehicle” has the meaning given by casual trading byelaw 1
29. Parking o f any vehicle in the casual trading area is prohibited
during any trading day except for parking in compliance with bye-
law 7 of the casual trading bye-laws.
30. Parking is prohibited at any place to which a special licence applies
while such licence is in force and for one hour before and one hour
after the same unless and to the extent that such special licence
makes provision for parking.
Dated this _________________ 2010.
Present when the Seal of North Tipperary County Council was affixed
Director of Services
S C H E D U L E O F S T R E E T S
Abbey Street Air Hill
Alley Lane Ballyhall Birr Road Bunkers’s Hill Carroll’s Row Castle Street Chapel Lane Church Street Convent Road Gantly Road Glebe View Goal Road Green Street Grove Street Limerick Road Limerick Street Lourdes Road Main Street Malt Vale Monastery Road New Line Old Dublin Road River Lane Rosemount Rosemary Street Rosemary Square St. Cronan’s Terrace The Crescent The Mall The Valley
S C H E D U L E O F P U B L I C C A R P A R K S
Dean Maxwell Car Park Gantly Road Car Park No. 1 Gantly Road Car Park No. 2 River Lane Car Park