FREE PARKING FURTHER INCENTIVE TO SHOP LOCAL IN MONAGHAN TOWN THIS CHRISTMAS

18 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A welcome for the introduction of free parking in Monaghan Town from noon onwards over the Christmas holiday period was forthcoming at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. Councillors also endorsed the shop local campaign launched by Monaghan Co Council and the Monaghan Has It business alliance.

Details of the free parking availability, which commences on Saturday next and will continue until January 1 inclusive, were confirmed by Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon, who said that the noon start was to ensure that staff and employees of local businesses did not come into town at 9 am and take up all the available town centre spaces for the remainder of the day.

Encouraging people to shop local where they possibly could, Robbie Gallagher said studies had shown that every €1 spent in a locality was worth about €4 to the local economy. He…

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