Mobile motoring



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1 April 2005 | 0

Car owners in Dublin will no longer have to run about searching for change next time they want to fill the meter following the introduction of Dublin City Council’s new mobile parking payment service, mPARK.

Under the new scheme, motorists in the capital will now be able to pay for on-street parking using their mobile phones.

Car owners simply call a prescribed number and enter the Pay & Display machine’s ID number to obtain a parking ticket. The cost of the ticket is then included on the customer’s next credit card or mobile phone bill.




The service, which is the first of its kind in the world, has been developed by the Irish firm, itsmobile.

mPARK is initially available in the high tariff area in Dublin City Centre, which extends from Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square through Stephen’s Green to Parnell Square. However, Dublin City Council is considering upgrading parking meters in other areas of the city if the service proves popular.

For further details and to register for the new service online, visit


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