Launch of HGV Permit Checker App

Public can now check in Real Time if 5+ axle vehicles have a valid permit to be in the city

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe will officially launch Dublin City Council’s new HGV Permit Checker App on Monday, 15th July, at 10 am in the Council’s Civic Offices at Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

The APP which was developed as part of EU NWE INTERREG BE - GOOD Project will be used to complement Dublin City Council’s HGV Management Strategy which provides for a ban on 5+ axle vehicles during the hours of 07.00-19.00 seven days a week within a designated cordon area in the city.

The public will now be able to assist the City Council by downloading the FREE HGV Permit Checker App and if they spot a 5+ axle vehicle they can check in real time if it has a valid permit to be in the city.

Speaking ahead of the launch, the Lord Mayor said “I would like to congratulate Dublin City Council on the development of the HGV Permit Checker App and I would encourage everyone in Dublin city to download it and check the status of HGVs in their area.”

Brendan O’ Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council added “It is great to be part of this EU BE - GOOD Project that enables us to unlock and reuse data and to see the positive benefits it can have for the citizens of Dublin.“

To coincide with the launch of the APP, a suite of visuals, a radio ad and a video have been developed to raise awareness about the new HGV Permit Checker App and the City Council’s HGV Management Strategy.

Photographs will be syndicated to picture desks after the launch by Conor McCabe Photography.