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A disabled driver has called on people to think twice before parking in spaces designated for the disabled.

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Geraldine Kennedy from Dingle has charcot foot – which weakens the bones and means she can only walk short distances.
On a recent trip to Tralee with her daughter, Geraldine experienced great difficulty in accessing parking.
Two spaces near Caballs – which she was trying to access to purchase a gift for her grandson – were occupied by two Kerry County Council trucks.
The local authority has since apologised.
However, Geraldine and her daughter had to circle the town a number of times – on Castle Street two more parking spaces designated for the disabled were also occupied by cars with no disabled parking permits.
Geraldine said people should consider of the consequences of their actions when illegally parking in spaces designated for the disabled.