As of the 1st February 2022, The Minister for Transport has decided to double the Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) penalty for the following parking offences:
1) Parking in a bus lane
2) Parking on a cycle track
3) Parking on a footpath, grass margin or median strip
The Department is currently working with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel to draft the legislation required to increase these specific fines from the current €40 up to €80 (rising to €120 if not paid within 28 days). As FCNs for these offences are issued by local authority traffic wardens as well as by An Garda Síochána, the Department will be making the necessary amendments to the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006.
Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (Fixed Charge Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2021