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#Taxis

# taxis - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
# Taxi Industry
# Taxi Industry

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA

Sep 21st 2022, 3:36 PM 9,619 Views 9 Comments

Taxi company FreeNow is also set to appear before the Transport Committee later this afternoon.

# taxis - Thursday 15 September, 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 24,902 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.

# taxis - Friday 9 September, 2022

Garth Brooks sheds tear on stage as long-awaited gig kicks off for cowboy-hatted fans
# 'till The Sun Comes Up
# 'till The Sun Comes Up

Garth Brooks sheds tear on stage as long-awaited gig kicks off for cowboy-hatted fans

Updated Sep 9th 2022, 8:29 PM 94,518 Views 39 Comments

A busy night was expected for public transport in Dublin as fans headed towards the stadium.

# taxis - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Poll: How often do you use taxis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use taxis?

Sep 1st 2022, 9:30 AM 29,688 Views 51 Comments

Taxi fares are 12% more expensive from today onwards.

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
# New Rules
# New Rules

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card

Sep 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 34,941 Views 35 Comments

The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.

# taxis - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance
# Late-night Public Transport
# Late-night Public Transport

Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance

Aug 4th 2022, 6:04 AM 20,515 Views 26 Comments

The Luas will not operate a 24-hour service as the NTA says it carries out maintenance when the trams are out of service.

# taxis - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
# Late Night Luas
# Late Night Luas

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 1:41 PM 14,090 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

# taxis - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
# Taxi Shortage
# Taxi Shortage

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,624 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

# taxis - Friday 17 June, 2022

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September
# NTA
# NTA

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September

Jun 17th 2022, 5:29 PM 26,083 Views 71 Comments

It is the first fare increase since 2018 when the average cost of a taxi journey rose by 4.5%.

# taxis - Thursday 16 June, 2022

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 20,456 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

# taxis - Thursday 10 March, 2022

NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs

Mar 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 17,816 Views 70 Comments

Industry representatives have said demand has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising fuel costs are adding pressure on drivers.

# taxis - Wednesday 9 June, 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 23,254 Views 44 Comments

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

# taxis - Monday 18 January, 2021

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
# NTA
# NTA

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

Jan 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 29,760 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

# taxis - Monday 7 December, 2020

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
# Spsv
# Spsv

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis

Dec 7th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,437 Views 23 Comments

Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.

# taxis - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'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 47,430 Views 95 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.

# taxis - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

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 25,487 Views 20 Comments

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
# 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 41,337 Views 45 Comments

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
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

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

Jan 29th 2020, 8:25 PM 328 Views 0 Comments

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
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

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

Jan 10th 2020, 11:53 AM 582 Views 1 Comment

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
# NTA

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

May 12th 2019, 1:18 PM 16,375 Views 43 Comments

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
# Taxis
# Taxis

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

May 9th 2019, 3:02 PM 26,279 Views 95 Comments

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
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

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

May 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 8,330 Views 21 Comments

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
# Driver Behaviour
# Driver Behaviour

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

Dec 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,343 Views 63 Comments

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
# Dodgy Cabs
# Dodgy Cabs

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

Dec 15th 2018, 4:29 PM 34,404 Views 39 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should taxis have to accept card payments?

Jun 10th 2018, 11:37 AM 31,202 Views 114 Comments

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
# College Green
# College Green

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

Mar 12th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,923 Views 175 Comments

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

# taxis - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,342 Views 0 Comments

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
# Busy Tonight?
# Busy Tonight?

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

Feb 25th 2018, 11:59 AM 53,308 Views 97 Comments

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
# College Green
# College Green

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

Feb 19th 2018, 10:34 AM 18,615 Views 71 Comments

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
# Fare Game
# Fare Game

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

Feb 1st 2018, 8:42 AM 12,357 Views 115 Comments

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 Angry
# Uber Angry

Taxi drivers block London Bridge for hours in protest over Uber

Jan 18th 2018, 10:38 PM 22,679 Views 46 Comments

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
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

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

Dec 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,737 Views 37 Comments

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
# Public Transport

Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years

Sep 19th 2017, 7:29 PM 13,921 Views 36 Comments

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
# Fare Game
# Fare Game

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:00 PM 30,789 Views 88 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

May 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 17,889 Views 49 Comments

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
# Taxis
# Taxis

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

Mar 1st 2017, 5:55 PM 23,669 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Insights
# Insights

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

Jan 22nd 2017, 11:30 AM 755 Views 27 Comments

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
# National Transport Authority
# National Transport Authority

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

Jan 1st 2017, 7:15 AM 12,517 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.”

# taxis - Saturday 31 December, 2016

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 21,490 Views 56 Comments

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
# City Centre
# City Centre

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

Dec 8th 2016, 5:20 PM 32,050 Views 0 Comments

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

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