Free parking in Cork to help hard-hit businesses

Cork City Council announced a free parking initiative to encourage shoppers to support city centre businesses hit by recent flooding.

The parking will be a mix of free parking in the council's car parks - limited to two hours during the day, but free from 6.30pm to midnight - and free commuter parking at Black Ash.

City Manager, Tim Lucey, said: “This further initiative to assist business in the city centre is further evidence of the City Council's strong commitment to creating favourable conditions for both business owners and customers."

"I encourage people to avail of this free parking and come in to the city to support the businesses in the city who have showed great resilience in recent days and ensured the city is open for business as usual."

Black Ash Park and Ride

Commencing this Saturday February 8 and every Saturday until March 15 inclusive, the Black Ash Park and Ride facility will be free of charge to commuters.

The Black Ash park and ride opens from Monday to Saturday all year round and has 940 spaces.

Paul Street and North Main Street Multi Storey Car Parks

Cork City Council operates two multi-storey car parks in the heart of the city, at Paul Street and North Main Street.

From next week shoppers and visitors to the city can avail of two hours' free parking in both car parks between 10am and noon each Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Saturday 15 March inclusive.

Free evening parking will also be available in the Paul Street car park on these days from 6.30pm to midnight.

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