Plans for increased on-street parking charges in Dublin city, including the introduction of a €9 per hour fee for coaches, have been agreed by city councillors and will now go for public consultation.

The coach parking charge is proposed for designated coach parking bays and a recent meeting of the council's Transport Committee heard the plan is to encourage operators to use facilities like the depot provided by the National Transport Authority on North Wall Quay. 

The proposals would also see pay and display charges in 'very high demand' Yellow Zone increase from €2.90 an hour to €3.20 a hour Monday to Saturday while the 'high demand' Red Zone would go up from €2.40 to €2.70.

It will be 10c an hour less for those using the Parking Tag mobile phone App.

The Yellow Zone will also be extended in the North City as far as the section of  the North Circular Road at Mountjoy Prison and streets around the Mater Hospital, Blessington St and Mountjoy Square.

The Red Zone would be extended to include the Ranelagh, Rathmines and the Quays at the 3 Arena and all of Sir John Rogerson's Quay.

The medium demand Green Zone's charge is staying at €1.60 but the zone will be extended to include Kilmainham, the South Circular Road and Dolphins Barn.  

Parking Enforcement officer Dermot Stevenson told a meeting of the council's Transport Committee that the zones are being widened because of increased parking demand.

And he said that the council wants to discourage all day commuter parking and long term parking and to allow residents the right to park.

Mr Stevenson said the cost of parking permits and visitor permits will not be increased.

The proposed Parking Control Bye Laws were agreed at a full monthly meeting of city councillors and will now go for public consultation.