Divine intervention: Nun escapes fine thanks to 'helpful' Limerick traffic warden

The traffic warden and the nun: The council said no fixed charge notice was issued

The traffic warden and the nun: The council said no fixed charge notice was issued

A ‘PATIENT and helpful’ Limerick traffic warden spared the blushes of a nun who parked in a disabled spot without the proper permit.

A picture of the traffic warden and the nun taken on O’Connell Street in the city over the weekend was sent to the Limerick Leader by an eagle-eyed reader.

While the picture might appear to suggest the nun was receiving a ticket for parking in the space, the Leader has established that this was not actually the case.

Responding to a query, a spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council confirmed that the warden had “in the course of his monitoring duties at a disabled parking bay encountered this vehicle displaying a non bone fide disabled parking permit.

“He was approached by the nun who advised that her original permit was submitted with her application for a new permit and she was awaiting same in the post. No fixed charge notice was issued.

“She actually thanked the warden for being so patient and helpful. He subsequently assisted her to merge with traffic when exiting the parking zone.”

The spokesperson added that the nun expressed “her complete satisfaction with her encounter with a traffic warden just doing his job”.