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# taxis - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

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

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.

# taxis - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Free Now says all drivers have been paid today after delays

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

# taxis - Friday 19 June, 2020

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

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

# taxis - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Things move fast in the Irish taxi industry, adaptation is key to what's NXT

Vincent Kearns explains the driving forces behind the deal to merge Xpert Taxis and National Radio Cabs.

# taxis - Friday 10 January, 2020

Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market

The $1bn company has emerged as a key player in Europe’s competitive transport app game.

# taxis - Sunday 12 May, 2019

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

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

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

# taxis - Thursday 9 May, 2019

MyTaxi app introduces €5 penalty for customers who cancel their bookings

If a customer cancels their booking more than two minutes after a driver has accepted an order, the fee will apply.

# taxis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

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

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

# taxis - Friday 28 December, 2018

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

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

# taxis - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign

Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.

# taxis - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Poll: Should taxis have to accept card payments? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# taxis - Monday 12 March, 2018

'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza

The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.

# taxis - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria…

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

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

# taxis - Monday 19 February, 2018

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

# taxis - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Bad news for commuters... New taxi fare increases of 3% come into effect today

A usual €18 fare will cost around €18.70 after the changes come into effect.

# taxis - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Taxi drivers block London Bridge for hours in protest over Uber

Uber has around 40,000 drivers in London and 50,000 in Britain as a whole.

# taxis - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

# taxis - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years Public Transport This post contains a poll

Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years

The Leap card was first rolled out in 2011.

# taxis - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy

The board of the National Transport Authority will make a final decision on price rises in the near future.

# taxis - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Concern that too many taxis could 'clutter' the new College Green civic plaza

Taxis are to be allowed drive on the bus and tram corridor at the planned College Green.

# taxis - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Taxi driver 'in need of a shower' prompted one of 998 complaints last year

New figures provided by the NTA show that the complaints by passengers about taxis climbed by 7.5% to 998 last year.

# taxis - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I knew nothing about the taxi industry and dipping my toes in there cost me dearly'

Eureka moments on Everest and hiring Sherpas has helped this businessman stay ahead.

# taxis - Sunday 1 January, 2017

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

“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.”

# taxis - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

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

# taxis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Taxi driver convicted of sexual assault on young woman after collecting her from Dublin pub

Augustin Ion’s claims that she wouldn’t pay a fare were rejected as a ’tissue of lies’.

# taxis - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

# taxis - Monday 14 November, 2016

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

A new questionnaire is being posed by the National Transport Authority as part of its review of how drivers should be licensed to work in the industry.

# taxis - Saturday 27 August, 2016

These taxis can drive themselves and are ferrying people about in Singapore

It’s part of a trial, but the company behind it hopes to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet there by 2018.

# taxis - Monday 20 June, 2016

Mother avoids jail for harassment, including sending taxis and food deliveries to woman's home

The feud originated following the exchange of ‘very mild banter’ between the two women’s children at school.

# taxis - Saturday 5 March, 2016

A fake taxi carrying a young woman was stopped by gardaí in Dublin last night

The man has been charged with a number of offences.

# taxis - Monday 11 January, 2016

Now the ribbon cutting is done, this is what Uber has in store for Ireland

The company opened its new base today.

# taxis - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Been waiting on taxis? Hailo says last weekend was their busiest ever in Ireland

Saturday was even busier than last New Year’s.

# taxis - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge These people were waiting for a taxi in Galway... and decided to have an almighty trad session Session On

# taxis - Friday 23 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Look at how busy Hailo is this morning Rail Strike

Look at how busy Hailo is this morning

I can see your Hailo, Hailo, Hailo, HailooooOOO…

# taxis - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

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

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

# taxis - Friday 16 October, 2015

The government just avoided a €360 million payout over taxis

Three men have lost their High Court case.

# taxis - Monday 12 October, 2015

Dublin's biggest taxi companies are joining forces against apps like Uber and Hailo

The eCab app is being launched today.

# taxis - Friday 21 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge The 10 unsung heroes of every night out Hardworking Class Heroes

The 10 unsung heroes of every night out

Step up! It’s time to get your due.

# taxis - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis?

Are taxis safe enough – or can more be done?

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