Free parking would attract Christmas shoppers - politician

Calls were made yesterday for free parking to be introduced into Co Kildare towns before Christmas to encourage festive shopping. With 93 shopping days to December 25, Kildare County Council heard that local shops in the county were competing with big retail complexes, such as Dundrum Shopping Centre. Cllr James Lawless said that shoppers would be encouraged to spend their money in Co Kildare if they didn't have to pay for parking.

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