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# taxi - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'

A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.

# taxi - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic

Many drivers have been off the roads since March and there is still little work for them.

# taxi - 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.

# taxi - Friday 3 April, 2020

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

# taxi - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

# taxi - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.

# taxi - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take

Some users were charged up to €70 after they failed to flag a taxi using the app.

# taxi - Monday 11 November, 2019

Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing

He was fined €750 today for doing this 280 times.

# taxi - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# taxi - Monday 19 August, 2019

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

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

# taxi - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

# taxi - Monday 20 May, 2019

Taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women within two weeks jailed for 5 years

Mansoor Uddin pleaded guilty on the morning of his trial last February at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

# taxi - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'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.

# taxi - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí

The video has been viewed thousands of times in the last 24 hours.

# taxi - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Gardaí clarify that taxi driver who sexually assaulted 3 women has had licence revoked

Mansoor Uddin yesterday pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assault on 30 January 2016.

# taxi - Friday 8 March, 2019

From The42 Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win Hospitalised

Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win

The man underwent surgery after the incident and the club say they are ‘shocked’ to learn the news.

# taxi - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

# taxi - Friday 22 February, 2019

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

# taxi - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase

Tony Ward has received a partially suspended sentence.

# taxi - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Perspex glass and a dedicated garda team: What taxi drivers want after robberies by west Dublin gang

A number of taxi drivers have been recently targeted.

# taxi - 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.

# taxi - Monday 26 November, 2018

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

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

# taxi - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin

The vehicle was working at Dublin Airport.

# taxi - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'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.

# taxi - Friday 21 September, 2018

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

# taxi - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

# taxi - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September

The capital’s transport authority stripped the American firm of its licence last September amid safety concerns.

# taxi - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

The driver says he ran away from the scene because he was afraid of being attacked.

# taxi - Sunday 27 May, 2018

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

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 - Monday 26 February, 2018

'Possible increased fares': Taxis won't be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour

A taxi driver association said that this move would increase fares as drivers will have to take longer routes.

# taxi - Sunday 25 February, 2018

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.

# taxi - Monday 5 February, 2018

Gardaí investigating sudden death of on-duty taxi driver on Sunday morning

The incident took place on James’ Street at around 4.30am.

# taxi - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin

The pair have been charged with three counts of robberies of taxi robberies dating from last December.

# taxi - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Serious questions' raised as victims were not told about release of 'black cab rapist'

John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.

# taxi - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies

A driver was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

# taxi - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

'Don't go if you feel unsafe': Group of young men behind taxi driver attacks in west Dublin

There have been a number of incidents in the area in recent weeks involving taxi drivers.

# taxi - Monday 1 January, 2018

Gardaí investigate after taxi driver has phone stolen by two men with 'fake' gun Exclusive

There has been a spike in similar incidents in the area recently.

# taxi - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Over 200 new wheelchair accessible taxis added to the fleet in 2017

Grant funding of more than €1,700,000 was provided by the National Transport Authority to help drivers with funding.

# taxi - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault on taxi driver

The attack happened on Baggot Street Lower.

# taxi - 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.

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