Abandoned vehicles figures doubled to 1,293 in 2016

Abandoned vehicles figures doubled to 1,293 in 2016

By Maurice Garvey

The amount of abandoned vehicles reported to Dublin City Council has increased dramatically in recent years – nearly doubling from 2014 to 2016.

In 2014, there were 692 reports of abandoned cars – this rose to 1,293 in 2016.


Dublin City Council has two staff members employed in their abandoned vehicles section, along with a contractor who removes vehicles that are deemed abandoned.

Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh asked the council for details on the matter.

She cited concerns in the South Central area regarding “an increase in reports of abandoned vehicles and it taking weeks/months to have the car legally removed.”

In response DCC said they could not provide a breakdown on the amount of abandoned vehicles per area.

However, figures supplied by the local authority, reveal that in 2016, of the 1,293 reports, 337 vehicles were removed.

In 2014, of the 692 reports, 130 vehicles were removed, and in 2015, of the 862 reports, 181 vehicles were removed.

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