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Poll: Should taxis have to accept card payments?

The hotel lobby has said that credit and debit card payments should be offered as a mandatory “basic service” to all taxi customers.

Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

THE HOTEL LOBBY has said that credit and debit card payments should be offered as a mandatory “basic service” to all taxi customers.

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has called on transport officials to introduce the measure as part of a suite of new rules that it said would bring the taxi industry in line with international best practice.

But lobby group for taxi businesses has accused hoteliers of unjustified interference in its trade.

The lobby group said that card payments would result in extra costs for taxi firms because they cannot apply transaction costs to fares.

But what do you think?

Today we’re asking, Should taxis have to accept card payments?


Poll Results:

Yes (10879)
No (1591)
Don't know (274)



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