Parking fees in the capital could rise by 40% next year.
Dublin City Council is considering charging €4.15 euro per hour to park in the city centre.
It currently costs €2.90 to park your car in the city centre.
This change would mark the first hike in parking charges in a decade and would require city councillors to approve new bylaws.
Independent Councillor Nial Ring says it will discourage people from doing business in the city:
"We have to take a systemic approach to this, not just attack the motorists ... they're the ones who come in, who buy the goods which helps employment and helps keep the city centre alive".
In the last two years, about 500 car spaces were lost to facilitate the new Luas Cross City line, and another 250 spaces were removed to make room for electric vehicle bays, Dublin Bike stations, and other street improvement works.