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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Taxi

This month
March 2023
# Taxis
Sharp drop in number of taxi drivers working evenings and nights, survey reveals
Research commissioned by the NTA shows just 50% of all taxi licence holders reported working 6-8pm at the end of 2022.
Last year
# 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.
# New Rules
'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.
# Transport
Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work
Taxi fares are set to rise by 12% on average from 1 September.
# Courts
Dublin man jailed for 18 months after €112,000 found in hidden compartment in his taxi
Kelly had been acting as a courier for €112,000.
Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September
It is the first fare increase since 2018 when the average cost of a taxi journey rose by 4.5%.
# Taxi
Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you struggled to get a taxi home after a night out recently?
Have you had trouble hailing one, or not a bother?
# nights out
'We're in the midst of a crisis': Dublin revellers warned of taxi shortage over bank holiday
Taxi driver representatives have said they feel as though they are being blamed for a crisis that is the government’s responsibility.
# nights out
'I was afraid, walking 25 minutes alone': Dubliners say shortage of taxis posing safety risks
Less than one third of licensed taxi driver work on Friday and Saturday night.
All time
# covid support
€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators
The package will provide €3 million for the continued waiver of vehicle licence fees in 2022.
Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.
# decimated
Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'
A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.
# income
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.
# Covid-19
'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
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.
# Dublin District Court
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.
# Startups and tech
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.
# uber unhappy
'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.
# Court
Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing
He was fined €750 today for doing this 280 times.
# Courts
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
'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.
# Courts
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.
# mansoor uddin
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.
'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
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.
# Courts
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.
# 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 Service
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.
# reverse
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.
# Courts
Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase
Tony Ward has received a partially suspended sentence.
# Taxi
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.
# Driver behaviour
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 Drivers
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.
# no insurance
Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin
The vehicle was working at Dublin Airport.
# 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.
# north strand
Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin
The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.
# Disability
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.
# Legal Battle
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.
# World Cup
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.