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Armagh and Newry two of the worst in Northern Ireland for parking tickets

Portadiwn also ranks among the worst offenders

Armagh and Newry are among the worst areas in Northern Ireland for receiving parking tickets, it has been revealed.

The two county Armagh areas sit atop an undesirable league table for Parking Charge Notices (PCNs), alongside Belfast Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and Newry.

The statistics, issued by the Department for Infrastructure, show that 17,486 PCNs were issued for off-street parking in the first half of 2017, while a staggering 43,493 were issued for on-street parking.

Belfast saw 18,127 tickets issued followed a by Newry with 3,612. Derry/Londonderry came in third at 2,828 with Lisburn next on 1,632.

Armagh and Portadown make the top seven with 1,493 and 1,032 respectively. Enniskillen is sandwiched in there with 1,129.

There was some good news to come from today’s statistics as both Richhill and Tandragee avoided any tickets.

However, that should come as no coincidence given that traffic wardens were removed from those areas in January after it was revealed too few parking tickets were issued subsequently.

Below is a breakdown for the whole of Northern Ireland:

Antrim – 204

Armagh – 1493

Ballycastle – 55

Ballyclare – 54

Ballymena – 1366

Ballymoney – 251

Ballynahinch – 223

Banbridge – 684

Bangor – 1,294

Broughshane – 2

Bushmills – 20

Carrickfergus – 435

Castlederg – 6

Clogher – 19

Coleraine – 749

Comber – 10

Cookstown – 580

Crossgar – 7

Crumlin – 12

Donaghadee- 27

Downpatrick – 340

Dromore (Down) – 15

Dundonald – 241

Dungannon – 411

Dungiven – 2

Dunmurry – 8

Enniskillen – 1129

Fivemiletown – 14

Garvagh – 2

Giants Causeway – 64

Glenavy – 2

Hillsborough – 275

Holywood – 419

Irvinestown – 31

Keady – 3

Kilkeel – 80

Killyleagh – 1

Kilrea – 16

Larne – 227

Limavady – 224

Lisburn – 1632

Lisnaskea – 26

Lurgan – 680

Maghera – 58

Magherafelt – 399

Markethill – 2

Millisle – 1

Moira – 129

Moy – 8

Newcastle – 1099

Newtownabbey – 248

Newtownards – 673

Omagh – 1024

Portadown – 1032

Portavogie – 1

Portglenone – 6

Portrush – 132

Portstewart – 81

Randalstown – 54

Rathfriland – 10

Saintfield – 13

Strabane – 464

Toome – 1

Warrenpoint – 157

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