Kerry County County has defended a decision to issue parking tickets to cars parked on Dan Spring Road outside the Omniplex in Tralee.
Up to 40 cars parked outside the cinema last night were issued with 40 euro fines for parking in a manner prohibted when the cinema’s car park was full.
Kerry County Council says it has been contacted a number of times about parking outside the cinema.
It says that parking outside the cinema on both sides of Dan Spring Road is a regular occurence and restricts space and access on to footpaths for pedestrians, those with buggies and wheelchair users.
The Council says it also presents a traffic hazard. It says it has been monitoring the situation and has this week erected signs advising people not to park on footpaths and advising that fines would be issued.
It says it is obliged to deal with parking and ensure footpaths are obstruction free, and it has had discussions with cinema management in this regard.
Bernie Mc Nally was one of those to receive a ticket last night.