"Something dramatic" has happened with the administration of parking fines in Westport town this year with a five-fold increase in revenue collected from the fines, according to local Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn.

On street car parking charges were controversially introduced in Westport last year.

Councillor Flynn says that between 2016 and 2018 the average revenue collected in parking fines in the town was 5,000 euro annually, that has now risen to 25,000 euro so far this year.

He raised the issue at a budget meeting of West Mayo Municipal District, where he questioned the administration that considered the value in having two car parking wardens on Westport streets for three years, on average issuing 2 parking tickets a week between 2016 and 2018.

Councillor Flynn spoke to o Midwest News today.

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