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#Taxis

# taxis - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

New reforms for taxi sector announced

The moves include new branding, and a system to enable passengers make sure the appropriate driver is in the vehicle.

# taxis - Friday 24 August, 2012

Taxi services resume at Dublin Airport

Details of the proposals have not been disclosed as a courtesy to the groups’ members.

# taxis - Thursday 23 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

DAA meets with taxi drivers as passengers face disruption at Dublin Airport

DAA has urged drivers to resume service to the public at the airport as soon as possible.

# taxis - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

PICTURES: Taxi drivers say they're in it for the long haul in airport dispute Dublin Airport This post contains images

PICTURES: Taxi drivers say they're in it for the long haul in airport dispute

There are no taxi services from Dublin airport as a result of a dispute about parking spaces for drivers.

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Latest: Taxi disruption is ongoing at Dublin Airport

Services have been withdrawn over a dispute about the number of parking spaces for drivers at the airport. It was thought that a resolution had been reached but taxi services continue to be disrupted.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# taxis - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Smartphone taxi service launches in Dublin

The app sends you a picture of your driver, the roof sign number and a real time arrival countdown.

# taxis - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare

Kevin Fagan has created an iPhone app for taxi customers who don’t want to be taken for a ride.

# taxis - Friday 29 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# taxis - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

Irish Wheelchair Association believes that, even with grant aid, VAT and VRT on accessible taxis and cabs are “prohibitively” high.

# taxis - Saturday 19 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.

# taxis - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Column: A response from an Irish taxi driver

Following on from the debate about attitudes towards non-Irish national taxi drivers, one Irish driver says he has noted antipathy towards non-nationals – but that it is also important not to pigeonhole Irish cabbies.

# taxis - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

This is what one taxi driver thinks of the green light debate...

…Spotted this evening on the O’Connell Street taxi rank in Dublin.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'?

Following the widespread reaction to TheJournal.ie’s exclusive investigation into green lights carried on top of some Dublin taxis, the Transport Minister has said that any sign to indicate that a driver is Irish is ‘inherently racist’.

'Inherently racist' - Varadkar critical of signs of 'Irishness' on Dublin taxis

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar also said that stickers indicating that a driver was Irish were “inherently racist”.

# taxis - Monday 14 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# taxis - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Transport

How has the government managed on its promises for public transport, speed limits, taxi regulation and more?

# taxis - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?

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 - Monday 9 January, 2012

'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD

A Cork TD has expressed disbelief at UCC’s €138,000 taxi bill.

# taxis - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Taxi drivers' group 'not aware' of racist abuse problem

The Irish Taxi Drivers’ Federation made the comments after an assaulted Nigerian driver said he was subjected to racism daily.

# taxis - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Man in his 20s arrested over assault of taxi driver

The taxi driver, who has been named locally as Moses Ayanwole, is said to be in a serious condition in St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

# taxis - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

# taxis - Monday 17 October, 2011

'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.

# taxis - Sunday 18 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Martin McGuinness discusses his IRA past; who will Fianna Fáil be backing for the Áras; and what it’s like to fly over the world.

# taxis - Thursday 14 July, 2011

HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years HSE

HSE spent nearly €200m on taxis and private ambulances in five years

The HSE spent almost €2 million staff taxis alone between 2008 and 2010 – but has defended this, saying this was a “cost-effective solution”.

# taxis - Thursday 16 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed.

# taxis - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Review of the taxi industry begins

The Public Transport Minister has established a taxi review group to tackle problems in the industry. He wants to reduce the number of taxis on the roads and to halt criminal activity.

# taxis - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Major clean up of 'disturbing' taxi industry practices underway

Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Policy, Alan Kelly, has announced the details of a review of the taxi industry that is to get underway immediately.

Strong response to Prime Time's exposé of the Irish taxi industry

Spokesperson for the Irish Taxi Federation, John Ussher, and Taxi Regulator Kathleen Doyle have responded to the claims made in last night’s programme about taxi drivers in Ireland.

Poll: Do you feel safe using an Irish taxi? Your Say This post contains a poll

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 - Saturday 23 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge $5,000 New York-to-LA cab journey ends - with no way of getting back Ticket To Ride

$5,000 New York-to-LA cab journey ends - with no way of getting back

Two friends decided to take a cab to Los Angeles. For no reason. Now they’ve arrived, with no way of getting home again.

# taxis - Monday 21 February, 2011

Transport authority set to ease new rules on taxi ages

The National Transport Authority eases enforcement of the ‘nine year rule’ requiring cabs to be younger than nine years old.