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Parking Permits

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  • 09-07-2014 4:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭


    From my understanding of reading these threads on parking (granted the most recent one is at least 2 years old) is that even if I buy a parking permit there is no guarantee that I will get a parking spot? I'm starting in ITB in September as a mature student and living in Co. Kildare (hopefully moved closer within the year) it will be my only option to get to college which is not something I want to have to think about on top of everything else. Also from my understanding is that if the standard spots are full and I park in P&D with a permit I have to pay?
    Also I cant apply for permit till I get my student ID and how long does it take to arrive? Dont want to have to P&D for a while on top of everything


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  • Registered Users Posts: 764 ✭✭✭buttercups88


    Yes you're correct, parking is an issue in the college, once you get there before 9:30am/10 you're fine otherwise you may end up driving around in circles. There are extra spaces at the Link building as well and there's usually always spaces there though and its only 2min walk to main campus buildings

    the pay and display spaces (about 20) are only for pay and display (€1 ph or €5 per day)

    The month of Sept is usually free for all so no parking disc is required

    Once you order it it will take about a week to get but you can print off the confirmation email and use that until it arrives. just make sure you have it clearly on display


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    good to know. here's hoping i have early starts for college so. The web page says parking free up until september 1st
    http://www.itb.ie/location/parking.html
    Well hopefully it's something they address over the summer, by looking at their FB page they appear to be improving the campus over the summer


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 Foxylocks


    Do you need a parking permit if you're attending the evening classes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 764 ✭✭✭buttercups88


    Foxylocks wrote: »
    Do you need a parking permit if you're attending the evening classes?

    afaik its free after 6pm but you'd have to double check


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 Foxylocks


    afaik its free after 6pm but you'd have to double check

    Great, thanks for the reply


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    only needed monday to friday between 9am and 5pm according to the ITB webpage


    http://www.itb.ie/location/parking.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭WeirdoFreak


    Is there free parking places just outside the college or in the near by vicinity do you know?? I don't fancy paying 80 quid for permit


  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭s14barnes


    Is there free parking places just outside the college or in the near by vicinity do you know?? I don't fancy paying 80 quid for permit

    yeah but I wouldn't risk it..

    The knackers across the way will do damage to cars!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    Is there free parking places just outside the college or in the near by vicinity do you know?? I don't fancy paying 80 quid for permit

    I think the permits are only 50 now


  • Registered Users Posts: 764 ✭✭✭buttercups88


    I think the permits are only 50 now

    they're €80 for full year or €50 for half year (Jan- Aug)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    they're €80 for full year or €50 for half year (Jan- Aug)


    https://www.apcoaonline.com/payments/beginpermitpayment.html;jsessionid=820C1F19491A96D402EEF4B9F8058C41.apcoa

    select blanch it. standard fee 50 with reissue date of 31/08/2015


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭WeirdoFreak


    I didn't think it was too rough in blanchsrdstown. Maybe worth getting the permit so. its ridiculous isn't having to pay to go to the college. I wouldnt mind they have loads of land and its in the middle of nowhere


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭Scrappychimow


    How long does it take to walk from Blanchardstown shopping centre to ITB?


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭LmnadZ


    How long does it take to walk from Blanchardstown shopping centre to ITB?
    I visited the college recently.It takes 20-25 mins to walk from the college to Starbucks.It's quite far so i would be using my bike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    LmnadZ wrote: »
    I visited the college recently.It takes 20-25 mins to walk from the college to Starbucks.It's quite far so i would be using my bike.


    and the lovely irish weather on top of that


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭LmnadZ


    and the lovely irish weather on top of that
    yah talk about the weather everyone has different experiences ;D


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭WeirdoFreak



    It did say €50 a few weeks ago, now that I've logged on to pay for it, it's gone back up to €80.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    It did say €50 a few weeks ago, now that I've logged on to pay for it, it's gone back up to €80.

    So it has. Glad I bought mine just over a week ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭spicymchaggis


    Just got this email
    Dear Permit Applicant,

    APCOA is launching a new permit management solution for IT Blanchardstown for the new academic year. Our “APCOA Swift” solution will offer additional functionality and an improved customer experience when registering for permits.

    The new web address is www.apcoaswift.ie.

    Although the new solution is very easy to use from a customer perspective, our Customer Support Agents will be happy to help any customers experiencing difficulties applying for permits. Our Support Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm and on a Saturday 8am to 5pm and can be contacted at 01-6516900.

    Unfortunately, your permit application processed in the old system has not been successful and the money taken from your account has been refunded.

    Please note that the fee was also incorrect due a system error, and that all permits for IT Blanchardstown are charged at a rate of €80 for the full academic year.

    APCOA would like to apologise for this confusion and ask that you log on to the new website www.apcoaswift.ie and purchase your new permit.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭Scrappychimow


    Just got this email

    how annoying


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  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭GingerNut93


    I just bought a permit. I got the email saying it wil be posted out to me in the next 14 working days. do i print that email off and put it on my dash or do I recieve another one? It says in the email the following;

    'When you purchase a new or renewal permit online you will receive an acknowledgement from Apcoa's payment agent. If you print off this email and place it on the dashboard, it will act as your permit for up to 14 working days while you wait for their permit to arrive.'

    does that mean I print off the one i have or will i get another one? Any info would be appreciated. thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 inisor


    You print off that one and display it on your dashboard till you receive the official parking permit in the post (4th yr student).


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