IN recent weeks pedestrian and drivers who avail on the Long Term Carpark on the Ramparts Road will have noticed two new charge points for electric cars.
The charge points are a much needed addition to motoring facilities in Dundalk, even if they are catering for future demand for their use.
While the charge points strike a positive note in the area, concerns continue to be raised about the security of cars at the carpark.
Over the last few months the frequency of attack on cars parked at the carpark has increased.
Anyone who cares to take a quick look around the carpark can’t help but be struck by broken windscreen glass now littering the floor.
Passersby will also have noticed that the carpark, which costs €3 a day to park in, is increasingly underused.
A motorist, who wished to remain anonymous, spoke to the paper about how his new car was senselessly vandalsied.
“I went to mass the folowing day after parking there, and family members pointed out this huge dent int eh side of the car. I knew well that I hadn’t scraped anything and where I had parked in the ong term carpark meant no car would have hit me.
“The following day I returned to the carpark where I found a brick on the curb beside where I had parked.”
The motorist no longer parks in the long term carpark.
“The damage to the car was about €1,000, €300 of which I had to cover myself.”
The paper did not receive a response to queries regarding the carpark from Dundalk Town Council before going to print.