Café a sitting duck for traffic wardens

Some of the custoemrs' parking fines paid by Full Duck café owner Martin McDonnell.

Galway City Tribune – A café owner in Renmore has warned that 12 jobs have been put at risk as a result of a Council-painted white line on the road.

Following representations to Galway City Council, a decision was taken to introduce parking restrictions on the road – with the introduction of an unbroken white line making it illegal for people to park along the footpath directly across from the café, as well as a pharmacy and butcher shop.

According to the Full Duck’s owner, Martin McDonnell, he has been paying the fines issued to customers since the changes were introduced – amounting to hundreds of euro.

And without a solution being found, he said it won’t be long before his business ends up in trouble.

“If this continues, we’ll be looking at having to close the door until there’s a solution – we need to find a temporary solution in the next few days or we’ll be looking at closure in three to four weeks.

“The biggest issue we have is that there was no consultation with the businesses – we feel we’re being targeted,” said Mr McDonnell, adding that seven tickets were issued on Wednesday alone.
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