Earlier today, The Irish Times reported on the top ten most popular clamping spots in Dublin in 2016. 

The top 10 streets for clamping enforcement in 2016 were:

  • Mespil Road - €74,160
  • Waterloo Road - €68,640
  • Gardiner Street Lower - €58,000
  • Merrion Square West - €55,360
  • South Circular Road - €51,600
  • Burlington Road - €50,400
  • Ormond Quay Upper - €50,160
  • Wolfe Tone Street - €42,400
  • Earlsfort Terrace - €41,360
  • D’Olier Street - €39,440

Mespil Road in Dublin 2 earned the top spot for where a vehicle was most likely to be clamped last year. According to The Irish Times, who gathered figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, there was an average of 153 cars being clamped every day last year from which the council raised €74,160.

With vehicle release fees cost €80 per incident, Dublin City Council took in over €4.2 million in clamping fees in 2016.

However, this figure doesn't include money brought in from cars clamped in private areas.