Waterford City Council intends to tow away illegally parked vehicles off the streets from Monday next, February 28th. However, the vast majority of motorists need have no fear because, according to a Council spokesperson, the main target is a small number of repeat offenders who already owe the City Council thousands of euro in unpaid fines!

The offenders in question have ignored all requests by the Council to pay their fines and have also, according to the Council, frustrated all attempts to bring them to court for non-payment. In a number of cases, parking fines of more than €10,000 per motorist are outstanding and at least one person is said to owe in the region of €15,000.