Parking fees can soon be paid by sending a text, in Portlaoise, Portarlington and Mountmellick.
Laois County Council is rolling out ‘Park by Text’, which is already up and running in the Civic Plaza.
“It is hoped that the facility will be available on all council paid parking areas by December,” said CEO John Mulholland.
“It will save us up to €7,000, and give an extra 300 spaces. You can also extend your parking time. It is charged like a text message,” added council director Kieran Kehoe.