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€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators
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€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators

Jun 9th 2021, 9:05 PM 22,778 Views 44 Comments

The package will provide €3 million for the continued waiver of vehicle licence fees in 2022.

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
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Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

Jan 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 29,652 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'
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Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'

Oct 8th 2020, 3:04 PM 46,525 Views 124 Comments

A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.

Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic
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Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic

Sep 12th 2020, 10:30 AM 43,436 Views 69 Comments

Many drivers have been off the roads since March and there is still little work for them.

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays
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'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays

Jun 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 41,101 Views 45 Comments

Some drivers can’t get NCT appointments before their taxi licence expires.

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares
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Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

Apr 3rd 2020, 10:25 AM 18,977 Views 43 Comments

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000
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Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

Feb 26th 2020, 5:34 PM 30,241 Views 36 Comments

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down
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Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Jan 15th 2020, 11:24 AM 668 Views 1 Comment

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take
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'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take

Nov 12th 2019, 2:15 PM 13,075 Views 22 Comments

Some users were charged up to €70 after they failed to flag a taxi using the app.

Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing
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Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing

Nov 11th 2019, 5:12 PM 47,273 Views 58 Comments

He was fined €750 today for doing this 280 times.

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty
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Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty

Sep 11th 2019, 4:49 PM 21,596 Views 0 Comments

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

'Absolutely filthy': 610 complaints made about taxis in the first six months of the year
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'Absolutely filthy': 610 complaints made about taxis in the first six months of the year

Aug 19th 2019, 5:46 PM 20,631 Views 42 Comments

Some 229 complaints concerned taxi driver behaviour while 214 related to overcharging.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral
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Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Jul 17th 2019, 3:56 PM 23,706 Views 0 Comments

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

Taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women within two weeks jailed for 5 years
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Taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women within two weeks jailed for 5 years

May 20th 2019, 4:15 PM 24,063 Views 55 Comments

Mansoor Uddin pleaded guilty on the morning of his trial last February at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

'Our neighbours, our friends and family': Campaign launched encouraging respect for taxi drivers
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'Our neighbours, our friends and family': Campaign launched encouraging respect for taxi drivers

May 12th 2019, 1:18 PM 16,317 Views 43 Comments

It comes after a high-profile incident involving an alleged assault on a taxi driver.

Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí
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Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí

Updated Apr 28th 2019, 6:03 PM 149,274 Views 99 Comments

The video has been viewed thousands of times in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí clarify that taxi driver who sexually assaulted 3 women has had licence revoked
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Gardaí clarify that taxi driver who sexually assaulted 3 women has had licence revoked

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 8:04 PM 36,104 Views 0 Comments

Mansoor Uddin yesterday pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assault on 30 January 2016.

Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win
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Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win

Mar 8th 2019, 12:00 PM 22,247 Views 24 Comments

The man underwent surgery after the incident and the club say they are ‘shocked’ to learn the news.

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem
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Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

Feb 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,978 Views 71 Comments

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW
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Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

Feb 22nd 2019, 11:31 AM 57,663 Views 80 Comments

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase
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Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase

Feb 5th 2019, 6:26 PM 18,640 Views 27 Comments

Tony Ward has received a partially suspended sentence.

Perspex glass and a dedicated garda team: What taxi drivers want after robberies by west Dublin gang
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Perspex glass and a dedicated garda team: What taxi drivers want after robberies by west Dublin gang

Jan 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,041 Views 35 Comments

A number of taxi drivers have been recently targeted.

Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis
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Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis

Dec 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,243 Views 63 Comments

The most common complaints were about driver behaviour and issues with fares.

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

Nov 26th 2018, 9:18 AM 27,324 Views 46 Comments

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

Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin
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Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin

Nov 24th 2018, 5:52 PM 93,294 Views 0 Comments

The vehicle was working at Dublin Airport.

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

Oct 6th 2018, 6:35 AM 58,769 Views 102 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2018, 11:03 AM 31,523 Views 121 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 46,806 Views 115 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2018, 9:37 PM 8,370 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2018, 4:33 PM 19,656 Views 29 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,107 Views 46 Comments

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.

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

Feb 26th 2018, 5:42 PM 14,086 Views 82 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2018, 11:59 AM 53,092 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Feb 5th 2018, 7:37 AM 41,386 Views 28 Comments

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

Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin
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Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin

Jan 17th 2018, 5:49 PM 27,938 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2018, 9:06 AM 19,943 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 25,015 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 107,609 Views 137 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 5:45 PM 22,358 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2017, 10:30 PM 9,808 Views 45 Comments

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

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