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#Taxi Drivers

# taxi-drivers - This year 2022

Taxi drivers avoiding 'violent' city centres at night due to fears about assaults
# Taxis
# Taxis

Taxi drivers avoiding 'violent' city centres at night due to fears about assaults

Sep 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 25,022 Views 29 Comments
  • Drivers are calling for an increased garda presence on the streets at night and a special liaison officer they can report issues to, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Over the summer there was a serious shortage of taxis, particularly in Dublin's city centre at weekends.
  • Security concerns have been cited as a reason for drivers leaving the sector but representatives said other supports are also needed.
Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
# Taxi
# Taxi

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste

Jun 16th 2022, 1:35 PM 20,493 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

# taxi-drivers - Last year 2021

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

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

Jun 9th 2021, 9:05 PM 23,266 Views 44 Comments

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

Dáil told taxi drivers forced to call off today's protest - but gardaí say it was a matter for the groups alone
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Dáil told taxi drivers forced to call off today's protest - but gardaí say it was a matter for the groups alone

Apr 29th 2021, 4:52 PM 19,151 Views 9 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett told the Tánaiste the drivers were “threatened with fines”.

# taxi-drivers - All time

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 72,037 Views 19 Comments

The move aims to help those who want to take up occasional intermittent work without losing their payment,

'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city
# Taxi Protest
# Taxi Protest

'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city

Sep 15th 2020, 1:07 PM 47,461 Views 93 Comments

Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Free Now says all drivers have been paid today after delays
# Taxis
# Taxis

Free Now says all drivers have been paid today after delays

Aug 18th 2020, 10:54 AM 25,493 Views 20 Comments

About 14,000 taxi drivers in Ireland are signed up to the app.

Free Now says technical fault to blame for delay in paying drivers
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Free Now says technical fault to blame for delay in paying drivers

Aug 14th 2020, 6:59 PM 15,722 Views 15 Comments

Free Now says it has been assured that payments will be processed over the weekend.

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'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 41,371 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 19th 2019, 5:46 PM 20,904 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

May 12th 2019, 1:18 PM 16,383 Views 43 Comments

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

Social media and ad campaign to highlight need to respect taxi drivers
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Social media and ad campaign to highlight need to respect taxi drivers

May 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 8,336 Views 21 Comments

A video of an assault on a Dublin taxi driver emerged on Easter Monday.

'Are you busy tonight?' What you should actually say to taxi drivers, according to taxi drivers
# Are You Out Long
# Are You Out Long

'Are you busy tonight?' What you should actually say to taxi drivers, according to taxi drivers

Apr 3rd 2019, 4:59 PM 29,641 Views 52 Comments

We asked Dublin’s taxi men about their favourite customers… and their least favourite.

West Dublin gang using hailing apps to target older taxi drivers
# Targeted
# Targeted

West Dublin gang using hailing apps to target older taxi drivers

Jan 13th 2019, 10:00 PM 60,498 Views 93 Comments

Taxi drivers have been targeted a number of times in the last two years in this area.

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

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 28,649 Views 46 Comments

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

Spotlight: A female taxi driver gives us the down-low on working in the industry
# Beep Beep
From The Daily Edge
# Beep Beep

Spotlight: A female taxi driver gives us the down-low on working in the industry

Sep 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 7,976 Views 2 Comments

The worst thing? Smelly people apparently.

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

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

May 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,175 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.

Taxi driver cleared of not bringing passengers quickest route from airport to Temple Bar

Taxi driver cleared of not bringing passengers quickest route from airport to Temple Bar

Apr 9th 2018, 9:34 PM 32,191 Views 50 Comments

The NTA had allegations that some taxis coming from Dublin Airport were failing to take the shortest route.

Four West Brom players apologise after allegedly stealing a taxi in Barcelona and driving it to McDonald's
# Misbehaving
From The42
# Misbehaving

Four West Brom players apologise after allegedly stealing a taxi in Barcelona and driving it to McDonald's

Feb 16th 2018, 8:06 PM 34,219 Views 43 Comments

The Baggies are investigating the incident, which took place this week during a training camp in Spain.

Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress
# Drivers For Change
# Drivers For Change

Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress

Feb 4th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,894 Views 15 Comments

Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.

Aware are educating Dublin taxi drivers so that they can discuss mental health with passengers
# Mental Health
From The Daily Edge
# Mental Health

Aware are educating Dublin taxi drivers so that they can discuss mental health with passengers

Feb 1st 2018, 9:55 AM 2,026 Views 5 Comments

This initiative could make a huge impact.

15 songs that always come on in the taxi at the end of a night out
# Pass The Aux
From The Daily Edge
# Pass The Aux

15 songs that always come on in the taxi at the end of a night out

Sep 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 6,833 Views 2 Comments

“Who’s gonna drive you home … ?”

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 3:30 PM 15,775 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 7:15 AM 12,526 Views 39 Comments

“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.”

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis
# BEHAVIOUR AND FARES
# BEHAVIOUR AND FARES

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

Dec 31st 2016, 7:15 AM 21,511 Views 57 Comments

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

Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs
# They Did It
# They Did It

Ireland's legal profession just pointed the finger firmly at insurers when it comes to spiralling motor insurance costs

Sep 13th 2016, 3:31 PM 33,568 Views 72 Comments

The Oireachtas finance committee has been hearing from all sides in the motor insurance dispute today.

'I can see it in them': Success for suicide prevention service run by Irish taxi drivers
# Taxiwatch
# Taxiwatch

'I can see it in them': Success for suicide prevention service run by Irish taxi drivers

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 22,364 Views 29 Comments

Derek Devoy, who set up the service, suffered from depression for four years and wants to do something to help people in trouble.

A taxi driver in Mayo is offering Leaving Certs free lifts tonight for a lovely reason
# Safe Home
From The Daily Edge
# Safe Home

A taxi driver in Mayo is offering Leaving Certs free lifts tonight for a lovely reason

Aug 17th 2016, 6:55 PM 10,302 Views 3 Comments

What a legend.

Taxi drivers work an average of five hours a day, new study finds
# Workload
# Workload

Taxi drivers work an average of five hours a day, new study finds

May 10th 2016, 9:32 AM 54,741 Views 87 Comments

A taxi drivers weekly earnings can range from €98 up to €1,189.

Dodgy tips, aggressive drivers, "smelly" vehicles - taxi complaints went through the roof in the last four years
# Unsatisfied Customers
# Unsatisfied Customers

Dodgy tips, aggressive drivers, "smelly" vehicles - taxi complaints went through the roof in the last four years

Apr 3rd 2016, 7:45 AM 28,818 Views 100 Comments

More than half of the complaints made last year concerned the behaviour of taxi drivers.

Dublin taxi drivers explain what love means to them
# Cab Of Love
From The Daily Edge
# Cab Of Love

Dublin taxi drivers explain what love means to them

Feb 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 4,195 Views 0 Comments

These guys…

It's Man -V- Sat Nav as London cabbies pitch street battle against Uber
# Taxi Trouble
# Taxi Trouble

It's Man -V- Sat Nav as London cabbies pitch street battle against Uber

Oct 21st 2015, 6:10 AM 13,613 Views 16 Comments

London’s black taxi drivers say phones and apps will never be a match for ‘The Knowledge’.

11 things you should never do to a taxi driver again
# Mr Taxi Man
From The Daily Edge
# Mr Taxi Man

11 things you should never do to a taxi driver again

Jul 11th 2015, 8:15 PM 11,537 Views 8 Comments

“TURN UP THIS SONG I REALLY LIKE IT.”

Courtney Love got 'taken hostage' during a protest in Paris
# Uber Angry
# Uber Angry

Courtney Love got 'taken hostage' during a protest in Paris

Jun 25th 2015, 8:18 PM 14,392 Views 22 Comments

Then she gave the French President a serious talking to.

Dublin woman spared jail after smashing beer bottle over taxi driver's head
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin woman spared jail after smashing beer bottle over taxi driver's head

Jun 18th 2015, 9:03 PM 20,901 Views 0 Comments

“I’m not going to pay you. Leave me alone or I’m going to fight you,” her co-accused said.

Taxi drivers drink pesticides in protest over licensing
# Beijing
# Beijing

Taxi drivers drink pesticides in protest over licensing

Apr 4th 2015, 12:15 PM 11,549 Views 18 Comments

The incident took place in the Chinese capital’s landmark Wangfujing shopping street.

Heading out over Christmas? There might be rogue taxi drivers about
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Heading out over Christmas? There might be rogue taxi drivers about

Dec 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,801 Views 31 Comments

Taxi groups are calling for more enforcement of regulations.

Taxi driver injured as his car is stolen by man armed with knife
# Carjacking
# Carjacking

Taxi driver injured as his car is stolen by man armed with knife

Sep 20th 2014, 5:22 PM 19,076 Views 11 Comments

A 31-year-old man has been arrested.

Fair play: Taxi drivers are throwing a huge party for 850 kids with special needs
# Fun
# Fun

Fair play: Taxi drivers are throwing a huge party for 850 kids with special needs

Sep 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,495 Views 19 Comments

Last year, organisers had struggled to get enough drivers involved but this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Taxi-drivers call for grants to 'carjack-proof' their vehicles
# Knifepoint
# Knifepoint

Taxi-drivers call for grants to 'carjack-proof' their vehicles

Aug 25th 2014, 6:20 PM 12,125 Views 82 Comments

The National Private Hire and Taxi Association have spoken out after yesterday’s attack on a Dublin taxi driver.

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