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From TheJournal.ie New reforms for taxi sector announced Taxis

New reforms for taxi sector announced

The moves include new branding, and a system to enable passengers make sure the appropriate driver is in the vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi services resume at Dublin Airport Dispute

Taxi services resume at Dublin Airport

Details of the proposals have not been disclosed as a courtesy to the groups’ members.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie DAA meets with taxi drivers as passengers face disruption at Dublin Airport Dublin Airport

DAA meets with taxi drivers as passengers face disruption at Dublin Airport

DAA has urged drivers to resume service to the public at the airport as soon as possible.

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: Taxi drivers say they're in it for the long haul in airport dispute Dublin Airport This post contains images

PICTURES: Taxi drivers say they're in it for the long haul in airport dispute

There are no taxi services from Dublin airport as a result of a dispute about parking spaces for drivers.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Wednesday Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Latest: Taxi disruption is ongoing at Dublin Airport Taxis

Latest: Taxi disruption is ongoing at Dublin Airport

Services have been withdrawn over a dispute about the number of parking spaces for drivers at the airport. It was thought that a resolution had been reached but taxi services continue to be disrupted.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Smartphone taxi service launches in Dublin Taxis

Smartphone taxi service launches in Dublin

The app sends you a picture of your driver, the roof sign number and a real time arrival countdown.

From TheJournal.ie App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare Taxis

App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare

Kevin Fagan has created an iPhone app for taxi customers who don’t want to be taken for a ride.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie €25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis Accessibility

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

Irish Wheelchair Association believes that, even with grant aid, VAT and VRT on accessible taxis and cabs are “prohibitively” high.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A response from an Irish taxi driver Opinion

Column: A response from an Irish taxi driver

Following on from the debate about attitudes towards non-Irish national taxi drivers, one Irish driver says he has noted antipathy towards non-nationals – but that it is also important not to pigeonhole Irish cabbies.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie This is what one taxi driver thinks of the green light debate... Varad-car

This is what one taxi driver thinks of the green light debate...

…Spotted this evening on the O’Connell Street taxi rank in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'?

Following the widespread reaction to TheJournal.ie’s exclusive investigation into green lights carried on top of some Dublin taxis, the Transport Minister has said that any sign to indicate that a driver is Irish is ‘inherently racist’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inherently racist' - Varadkar critical of signs of 'Irishness' on Dublin taxis Green Lights

'Inherently racist' - Varadkar critical of signs of 'Irishness' on Dublin taxis

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar also said that stickers indicating that a driver was Irish were “inherently racist”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Transport One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Transport

How has the government managed on its promises for public transport, speed limits, taxi regulation and more?

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?

From TheJournal.ie Taxis face licensing crackdown in 'radical' reform plan Taxis

Taxis face licensing crackdown in 'radical' reform plan

A long-awaited Government review of the industry aims to “eliminate the rogue elements”, Minister Alan Kelly has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD Money Money Money

'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD

A Cork TD has expressed disbelief at UCC’s €138,000 taxi bill.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi drivers' group 'not aware' of racist abuse problem Racism

Taxi drivers' group 'not aware' of racist abuse problem

The Irish Taxi Drivers’ Federation made the comments after an assaulted Nigerian driver said he was subjected to racism daily.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 20s arrested over assault of taxi driver Assault

Man in his 20s arrested over assault of taxi driver

The taxi driver, who has been named locally as Moses Ayanwole, is said to be in a serious condition in St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis CCTV

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rogue operators' in taxi industry to be targeted by new measures Taxis

'Rogue operators' in taxi industry to be targeted by new measures

The proposals will help crack down on criminals and benefit fraudsters working in the industry, a minister has said.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Martin McGuinness discusses his IRA past; who will Fianna Fáil be backing for the Áras; and what it’s like to fly over the world.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years HSE

HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years

The HSE spent almost €2 million staff taxis alone between 2008 and 2010 – but has defended this, saying this was a “cost-effective solution”.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Review of the taxi industry begins Taxis

Review of the taxi industry begins

The Public Transport Minister has established a taxi review group to tackle problems in the industry. He wants to reduce the number of taxis on the roads and to halt criminal activity.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Major clean up of 'disturbing' taxi industry practices underway Taxis

Major clean up of 'disturbing' taxi industry practices underway

Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Policy, Alan Kelly, has announced the details of a review of the taxi industry that is to get underway immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Strong response to Prime Time's exposé of the Irish taxi industry Taxis

Strong response to Prime Time's exposé of the Irish taxi industry

Spokesperson for the Irish Taxi Federation, John Ussher, and Taxi Regulator Kathleen Doyle have responded to the claims made in last night’s programme about taxi drivers in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel safe using an Irish taxi? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe using an Irish taxi?

Last night’s RTE Prime Time Investigates unveiled corruption and criminality in elements of our taxi industry.

$5,000 New York-to-LA cab journey ends - with no way of getting back

Two friends decided to take a cab to Los Angeles. For no reason. Now they’ve arrived, with no way of getting home again.

From TheJournal.ie Transport authority set to ease new rules on taxi ages Taxis

Transport authority set to ease new rules on taxi ages

The National Transport Authority eases enforcement of the ‘nine year rule’ requiring cabs to be younger than nine years old.