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#Taxi

From TheJournal.ie Cost of putting a taxi on the road for newer drivers can be over €26,000 a year, says NTA Taxi Drivers

Cost of putting a taxi on the road for newer drivers can be over €26,000 a year, says NTA

The NTA said it regularly monitors the cost of operating a taxi when it undertakes a fare review process.

From TheJournal.ie Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin No Insurance

Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin

The vehicle was working at Dublin Airport.

From TheJournal.ie 'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work Insurance

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin North Strand

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi Disability

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

From TheJournal.ie Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September Legal Battle

Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September

The capital’s transport authority stripped the American firm of its licence last September amid safety concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel World Cup

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

The driver says he ran away from the scene because he was afraid of being attacked.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities Transport

Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities

Tourists have also been complaining about the shortage of taxis in the city centre and the fact that they can’t always be dropped right to their destination.

From TheJournal.ie 'Possible increased fares': Taxis won't be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour No Cars Go

'Possible increased fares': Taxis won't be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour

A taxi driver association said that this move would increase fares as drivers will have to take longer routes.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to be a taxi driver? A campaign to recruit 1,600 is under way Busy Tonight?

Ever wanted to be a taxi driver? A campaign to recruit 1,600 is under way

Anyone can apply for a licence as long as they have a full clean driver’s licence.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating sudden death of on-duty taxi driver on Sunday morning Dublin

Gardaí investigating sudden death of on-duty taxi driver on Sunday morning

The incident took place on James’ Street at around 4.30am.

From TheJournal.ie Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin Children's Court

Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin

The pair have been charged with three counts of robberies of taxi robberies dating from last December.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist' London

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'

John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies Hailstorm

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies

A driver was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't go if you feel unsafe': Group of young men behind taxi driver attacks in west Dublin In Danger

'Don't go if you feel unsafe': Group of young men behind taxi driver attacks in west Dublin

There have been a number of incidents in the area in recent weeks involving taxi drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate after taxi driver has phone stolen by two men with 'fake' gun Clonee

Gardaí investigate after taxi driver has phone stolen by two men with 'fake' gun Exclusive

There has been a spike in similar incidents in the area recently.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 new wheelchair accessible taxis added to the fleet in 2017 Transport

Over 200 new wheelchair accessible taxis added to the fleet in 2017

Grant funding of more than €1,700,000 was provided by the National Transport Authority to help drivers with funding.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for witnesses after serious assault on taxi driver Taxi

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault on taxi driver

The attack happened on Baggot Street Lower.

From TheJournal.ie From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis Not Happy

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

From TheJournal.ie EU court says Uber is taxi service and can be regulated Bump In The Road

EU court says Uber is taxi service and can be regulated

The firm claimed it was just a service provider and not a taxi company.

From TheJournal.ie Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers Major Breach

Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers

So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

15 toe-curlingly awkward moments First Dates Ireland has given us

Two seasons of pure, delightful cringe.

From TheJournal.ie Manchester City confirm Sergio Aguero "sustained injuries" in Amsterdam car crash Netherlands

Manchester City confirm Sergio Aguero "sustained injuries" in Amsterdam car crash

Aguero was injured last night in the Dutch city when a taxi in which he was a passenger hit a lamp-post.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for commuters - your taxi fare is about to go up by 3% Fare Game

Bad news for commuters - your taxi fare is about to go up by 3%

A usual €18 fare will cost around €18.70 after the changes come into effect.

From TheJournal.ie 'An appalling case': Bus driver attacked taxi driver in fight over parking Ennis

'An appalling case': Bus driver attacked taxi driver in fight over parking

He allegedly punched the taximan 10 to 15 times in the face and stomach.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver fined after passenger forced to keep window open because of 'extremely dirty' car Rising Complaints

Taxi driver fined after passenger forced to keep window open because of 'extremely dirty' car

There’s been a 25% rise in complaints about taxis in the first six months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi! Ministers spent over €1.7m on taxis, car hire and limos in the last two years For Hire

Taxi! Ministers spent over €1.7m on taxis, car hire and limos in the last two years

The Department of An Taoiseach has spent €75,000 on taxis since 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Wanted: taxi drivers to help give hundreds of kids a special day out in Dublin Big Day Out

Wanted: taxi drivers to help give hundreds of kids a special day out in Dublin

The event has been running in Dublin since 1960, offering a fun day out every year for children with special needs.

From TheJournal.ie Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy Fare Game

Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy

The board of the National Transport Authority will make a final decision on price rises in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie New garda operation catches five taxis 'taking longer route' to Dublin Airport Scenic Route

New garda operation catches five taxis 'taking longer route' to Dublin Airport

A total of 11 taxi drivers in two weeks were found to either be overcharging or taking longer routes.

From TheJournal.ie Boston taxi driver injures 10 after stepping on accelerator rather than brake by mistake Logan Airport

Boston taxi driver injures 10 after stepping on accelerator rather than brake by mistake

The incident has been attributed to ‘operator error’ with authorities saying it does not appear to be an intentional act.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver who 'snapped' and ran over passenger who didn't pay fare has driving ban lifted Back On The Road

Taxi driver who 'snapped' and ran over passenger who didn't pay fare has driving ban lifted

The driver had been banned from driving in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers After Midnight

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

This Dublin taxi man has devised a cute checklist for passengers going to the airport

Excellent customer service right here.

From TheJournal.ie Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon Pick Me Up

Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon

Hailo has become mytaxi, as it becomes part of a 100,000-strong European fleet of taxis.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver accused of biting part of passenger's thumb off is acquitted Dublin

Taxi driver accused of biting part of passenger's thumb off is acquitted

The driver said he was attacked by a group of passengers and that a passerby dressed as Santa tried to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service Portmarnock

Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service

Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.

From TheJournal.ie National Transport Authority to lose nearly €1m after 'taking the hit' on subletting offices Big Loss

National Transport Authority to lose nearly €1m after 'taking the hit' on subletting offices

The issue arose when the Taxi Regulator was absorbed into the NTA, and its premises was transferred to the NTA’s.

From TheJournal.ie From alleged aggression to dog allergies: Why people complain about taxi drivers National Transport Authority

From alleged aggression to dog allergies: Why people complain about taxi drivers

“The driver, to my surprise, took offence … saying that he didn’t need to take such abuse and he is not bringing me home but kicking me out.”

From TheJournal.ie Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis BEHAVIOUR AND FARES

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

Most of the complaint outcomes involved no further action as the complainant didn’t respond or there was no evidence of an offence.

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