Gantry Vandalism, Lost Toll Revenue on Ireland’s M50 Could Cost Government as Much as (US)$560,000

The Irish Times reports, “The vandalism of the M50 toll gantry last weekend could cost [Ireland’s government] up to €500,000 [approximately US$560,000]. . . . [A] man climbed on to the gantry over the northbound lanes and smashed cameras and cut cables, damaging the system.” The toll system was restored by Monday morning, June 19, but the newspaper reports that revenue loss from uncollected weekend tolls plus the cost of repairs and security enhancements at the site are likely to amount to €300,000 to €500,000.