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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Taxi Industry

Last year
2022
# Taxi Industry
Over 3,000 taxi licences currently inactive as industry struggles to recruit drivers
National Transport Authority CEO Anne Graham said the number of drivers returning to the industry is around 10% less compared to pre-pandemic levels.
# Taxi Industry
Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
Taxi company FreeNow is also set to appear before the Transport Committee later this afternoon.
# Taxis
Taxi drivers avoiding 'violent' city centres at night due to fears about assaults
Representatives have warned drivers will continue to leave the sector unless greater supports are put in place.
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.
'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
All time
# REFUSED ENTRY
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.
# 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.
# tourism and transport
Hoteliers say taxis should be forced to offer card payments as a 'basic service'
The industry’s lobby group has described cabbies as ‘ambassadors for their country’.
# Stage Is Set
Now the ribbon cutting is done, this is what Uber has in store for Ireland
The company opened its new base today.
# taxi cabs
Cab company says 'Phone a Dub - Get a Dub' message is good for business
When contacted, the person who answered the call said that it was ‘trying to insinuate that the company is local and that we have local drivers.’
# 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.
# 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.
# Taxi Driver
The worst 'Taxi Driver' in Ireland today?
As crackdown on corruption and criminality in the taxi industry begins, the Irish Film Institute is showing reruns of psycho Travis Bickle on the big screen…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Your Say
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.
# Taxis
Fine Gael plans illegal taxi crackdown
Party’s Cork North Central candidate Pat Burton says Fine Gael has identified four issues to help reform the taxi industry.