A Celbridge/Leixlip councillor has defended the fact there will be no free parking for Christmas in the Municipal District.
There is free parking in Athy for a 6 weeks, beginning on December 1st.
Paid parking is retained in the Kildare town, Maynooth, Newbridge and Kilcock.
There is a suspension of fees in KCC car parks in Naas for 31 days.
Fianna Fáil Cllr., Bernard Caldwell, says he a councillor colleagues would have loved to lift charges, but that would prompt space-hogging.
Cllr Caldwell joined Clem Ryan on Kildare Today: