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There are few situations as instantly infuriating as discovering a big yellow clamp welded to the wheel of your car.

Clamps leave you stranded, cost a bomb to remove and no one understands that you “genuinely just left the car there for a minute”.

Because of this, it is with great pleasure that we can report there will soon be a cap of €100 on clamp removal fees in Ireland thanks to a new law which is due to be signed in by the Minister for Transport.

According to the Irish Independent, the Vehicle Clamping Act was actually passed 17 months ago, but because a commencement order was not signed at the time, there has been a considerable delay in its introduction.

The decision will now be subject to a Dáil vote. 

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It is the WORST when you show up to your car after a day out and find a big sticker plastered onto your car window and a huge yellow contraption bolted onto your wheel. It's something we all absolutely dread.

Well, one Offaly man saw a car that was about to be clamped and saved the owner's day.

Paraic Sullivan quickly hopped out of his car and got the owner a ticket to free them from disaster.

And as well as that, he left a really sweet note:

It read: "Hi there, I was parked behind you and you were just about to get clamped. I stopped them and bought you a ticket so they wouldn't clamp you. Maybe someday you might do the same. Or you can buy me a pint :)"

The next night, Paraic received a text from the stranger thanking him for his generosity:

The woman he saved was named Mairead and it seemed like a date may have been on the cards.

But, Paraic told the Daily Edge that Mairead is happily married with children.

It would have been a great story to tell the grandkids though.